Governments around the world are spending billions in support of space programs. This money would be better spent on research into improvements in human health.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

It is the fact that some governments are spending billions of dollars on space research each year. Recently USA announced that more money would be spent on their space program. Meanwhile diseases like AIDS and cancer are continuing to claim lives of more and more people.

Scientists are trying to explore the chances of human survival on other planets and to utilize the recourses of those planets for the better future of our coming generations. Furthermore space exploration is the cause of many thousands of jobs around the world.

It must be pointed that the number of deaths by rampant diseases and illnesses throughout our planet are increasing day by day. Many of these diseases are multiplied due to the lack of knowledge about them. Ignorance is costly. Time and money spent on learning about these diseases has the potential to help us to fight against them and to eradicate them from the face of earth. Consider the relief of a man in Africa suffering from Aids one thought to be incurable, but due to research a solution to his problem is found. Would the discovery of a new moon on Jupiter help this man?
In conclusion governments should spend their recourses fairly between the space research programs as well as better health services to minimize the agony of millions of people on earth, suffering from lethal diseases