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Should the space exploration budget be increased?
The space exploration budget should be increased.
A higher space exploration budget would mean higher demand of skilled talent, which could be the stimulus for better education, novel ideas (commercial space, industry disruption) and in turn benefit the government and society while bringing prestige.
It could aid in finding new technologies.
More can be known about our solar system and the Earth
A larger space exploration budget will allow humans to leave Earth in case it becomes necessary.
If we are aiming for global peace, less money should be spent on defence and on united goals such as lunar colonies.
Increase in budget often means one other aspect of national services will be cut, or taxes will be increased. To some countries, space exploration is a secondary priority and would bring less tangible benefits to the people as compared to welfare or security.
Not everyone on Earth has access to clean water every day, this is a much bigger priority than space
Funding on current affairs on the Earth is much more important
The money spent on exploration could yield no result making it, in some peoples eyes, a waste of money
It could cause more tensions over what nation has control over what in space
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