People have always been curious to know about new and different happenings in the universe. Everybody is interested in knowing about the unknown. They want to discover and understand new worlds that are outside the boundaries of our planet. This curiosity has made them cross several technical and scientific barriers to reach out and explore space. Our societies benefit a lot due to such curious missions that challenge our present boundaries of knowledge. Had we not undertaken these explorations, we would not have been able to know about our universe, solar system and the depths of space.
Space exploration also helps us in knowing much more about our existence and origins. It makes us understand our world in a better manner. Without space exploration, we could not have found a large number of resources that we now know about. Exploring the space helps us in building up on our existing technology and in making scientific advancements. While some people have always debated on space exploration missions and huge costs involved in conducting these missions, they also need to understand its importance in making scientific discoveries and returning economic benefits to us.
In fact, there are several national security issues that have been resolved through space exploration. A country becomes technologically stronger by making new discoveries of such options that are capable of beating the older technological tools. This technical sufficiency makes a nation stronger than other nations and this is also some kind of a threat to those nations that have not been able to come up to that technological level. Apart from this, people owe something to their previous generations that left the present resources for them. Similarly, they are also responsible to leave something for their coming generations. Thus, space exploration is required for a long-term development of societies and civilizations.