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Please make a comparison between the two below:
1. It represents tremendous progress in mankind's efforts to peacefully explore and utilize the space.
2. It represents tremendous progress in mankind's peaceful exploration and utilization of the space.
The first one seems fine to me. How about the second? Which one would you pick if you were to write a sentence like that? and why?
I wouldn't capitalise "space" there.
- Man first went into space in the 1950s.
- There is no need to keep throwing money at space exploration.
The context usually makes it clear that we are talking about "outer space". I agree, of course, that the article should be removed.