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Why do we have a space station? I need a good answer.?

Just wondering if this is something we really needed.

Asked By: rivercity - 11/15/2008
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That's a good question. It's all a matter of perspective. I am a big supporter of space exploration, however (unfortunately) the ISS is a project that tries to do to much, with too little, with the result that it hasn't accomplished much... More
Answered By: electronherdsman - 11/15/2008
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Most academics, which includes scientists, feel an obligation to add to the body of knowledge available to humankind. If we are able to explore, experiment, expand our boundaries, etc., then as thinking human beings we have the obligation to do so... More
Answered By: Maryn Bittner - 11/15/2008
 
Because it's cheaper to have a permanent presence up there (in terms of experiments, observation, etc..) than to keep sending up people every couple of days or weeks, to do all the micro-gravity experiments and observations that we need to do.
Answered By: John F - 11/15/2008
 
To have a better knowledge about planets, and to find the boundary of solar system. Though this is costly, we can get more details about planets in our solarsystem.
Answered By: Gopal B - 11/15/2008
 
Space stations are needed for a variety of reasons... Some experiments require certain conditions like zero gravity, etc. Also, space stations prove to be good mounts for smaller telescopes... Nothing is up their to cause that image to blurr (Its quite annoying, I tell ya...). HTH
Answered By: Nasim (A.K.A Mohammed) - 11/15/2008
 
the work and experiments carried out on the ISS tell us about how man will react to long time weightlessness, confinement, boredom, co-workers, while in space... gives us a clue whether we'll be able to send someone to Mars, for example... since the trip is a long one.... how things act in a weightless environment... More
Answered By: meanolmaw - 11/15/2008
 
Yes. For basic research but also for testing new technology for long-term spaceflight... More
Answered By: urwumpe - 11/15/2008
 
Now that we are 5 years later to this question, lets get another angle to it. If the primary argument to have a space station establish is for the idea that it is needed to conduct experiments for further space travel to the moon and beyond, then we have to answer a second question. Why would humans need to search... More
Answered By: Darin - 12/7/2013
 
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