Space Missions are a Wastage of Resources for a Resource-Starved Nation like India

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Balaji.P said: (Dec 28, 2016)  
Space research is the potential to develop the nation-said by father of space science Dr. Vikram sarabai.

Its not a wastage of resourse, we are demonstreting ourself that we are technically capable in doing space research and exploring the universe, And we are cost effective too. NASA Mars exploration mission namely MAVEN cost about 671 million dollars, but INDIA'S Mars mission namely MANGALYAAN cost about only 74 million dollors!. And also we are the only asian country succeeded in mars exploration in the very first attempt.

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Prachi said: (Dec 25, 2016)  
I think space missions are not a wastage of our Indian economy because by that only.

1. We are able to compete with developed countries like USA, Russia, etc.

2. We are solving problems of poverty as the space programme is giving employment to many youths.

3. By Chandrayaana only the world came to know that there is water in moon and also mars.

4. It is helping in communication system.

5. It is helping in our defense system ex:- surgical strike.

6. By satellites, we will come to know the upcoming natural disasters.

Someone said that scientists are busy in useless research but by their useless research only India is able to compete with other countries. I am not saying that you should invest so much of money in space programme they have limits for that and they are doing well.

Thank you.

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Alina said: (Dec 25, 2016)  
Actually, I have a question.

If we launch a multistage rocket which has other countries satellites and while launching it fails. What should we do after that?

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Abhas Bhardwaj said: (Nov 27, 2016)  
It is good for our country because if we feel proud of our scientists and appreciate their work then they will do their work with more interest and this will also create more job opportunity for Indian.

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Mischief said: (Nov 22, 2016)  
Space missions are simply the missions for the exploration of celestial structures in outer space. The most common purpose of which they are undertaken is for proxy wars. But India is now earning from the space missions and also the advance expertise and the low-cost program achievements have proved that it can become a contributor to the GDP. India is developing rapidly so it is important to tap all of the possible sectors to become world's major economic power.

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Suraj said: (Sep 20, 2016)  
In my opinion, Indian exploration to space has a great opportunity to be invested by many under developing countries. When we were in war with Pakistan in 1999. USA stopped the GPS system. But now India have its own navigation system which means we are not dependent on such kind of purpose now.

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Swarnali Ghosh said: (Aug 2, 2016)  
I am in the motion of the topic. India is a developing country and to make it a developed country, we need to make full usage of the resources provided to us and after we have established ourselves as a developed country, then we can think about space missions. Half the people in India live below the poverty line and we need to support them.

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Ganesh Gunjal said: (Jul 16, 2016)  
Hi, here Ganesh.

I think space propagation Is the important part for nation why because our country now on the developing track. Unless few European countries are already developing in space research. We also take over them. So many things get from space mission. Like communication, and others land information so it for beneficial to our future generations. So keep development in space mission.

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Ramesh Singh said: (Apr 16, 2016)  
Literally space missions are the part and parcel of complete wastage of our resources. If our half of the population is forced to die due to starvation then what is the use of investing trillions of dollars upon it? Human exist on the earth only in this entire universe. Human being is blessed with divine powers they should be loved cared, and helped at any cost. I want to see happiness in the eyes of each and every human being on this planet. For ex, Swami Vivekananda and Lord Buddha served the humanity they didn't go to the moon and mars. They helped humanity. In the same way, if we live with peace n love among us there is no need of wars. And there will be no required wars among the nations.

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Cryptid said: (Jan 24, 2016)  
Space missions definitely seem to be extravagant, wasteful endeavors. But they are acts of exploration. And Humanity cannot exist with exploring new frontiers. Remember the Neanderthals and our ancestors who lived side by side. The Neanderthals were conservative and did not wander into dangerous territory. If they're rare wandering hit a water body, they would stop, if they confronted a mountain, they would stop.

Humans were crazy and irrationally insane. If we hit a water body we would swim, a mountain would make us climb. We did over and over, but when one died another was ready to try again. Imagine how many people drowned to reach Easter Island for an example. We loved to stare death in the face over and over again. And yet now Homo Sapiens rule the earth. And the Neanderthals are extinct in their graves. Space is just another large ocean. So now tell me whether we should swim in it.

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Minung said: (Oct 25, 2015)  
I would say that, space programme of launching satellite to earths orbit for purpose like remote sensation, weather forecasting, communication purpose, 4g, 3g etc are very important for our day -to-day life. But mission like chandrayan mission for moon, mars mission etc are useless. What would b their uses, even if we are able to get water on them?

Useless, its just a stage of I would say that, no doubt space programme such as launching satellite to earths orbit for various resources. Instead of focusing on such useless mission we should focus on how to improve our other satellite system. Why to search water/land on them? When we have already water able barren that desert?

Why don't we spend money on that land to make it fertile? You may say, Indira Gandhi canal is there, but why don't we construct one more to improve more, there are many points Mars and Moon mission are useless.

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Prashantraj said: (Aug 20, 2015)  
It is good for our country because if we feel proud for our scientist and their work then they also take interest in their work. And if we are not feel good for our scientist works then they also can't do their works with interest.

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Chaithra.R said: (Aug 7, 2015)  
Guys how can we tell that space missions are not solving economic problems? The poverty rate of America was 33% before launching their space mission but after that it was reduced to 15%. Space projects provide employment opportunities which is very important for a country to develop economically.

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Deeksha said: (Aug 7, 2015)  
As the 21st century gets underway, the impact of space activities upon the welfare of humanity will only increase. Space mission are not a waste of resources for India.

Now a day India are in the category of developed country like USA, China, France, Russia are too using satellite developed by ISRO as remote sensing satellite like IRS-1C and IRS-1D. ISRO is giving very tough competition to other space agencies in world.

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Anvita said: (Apr 30, 2015)  
Space missions is not a wastage of resources because it is mind of scientist which is new new things to do for our India so that's why India is developing also and it is proved.

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Akas said: (Apr 24, 2015)  
There should be a clear distinction between space missions and satellite launches. Satellites are including GPS and other systems are extremely useful for the development of the country carrying out space missions to Moon or the Mars are absolutely pointless and clearly waste of resources. We know that these barren spheres do not have anything that support life then why go there and waste precious Earth resources?

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Anjali said: (Apr 5, 2015)  
According to me space missions are not a wastage of resources. Because it is necessary for our development our country's development. For complete development all directions should be equally developed and space technologies is one the most important field.

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Santulan Kumar said: (Mar 23, 2015)  
Space mission are not a waste of resources for India. Now a day India are in the category of developed country like USA, China, France, Russia are too using satellite developed by ISRO as remote sensing satellite like IRS-1C and IRS-1D. ISRO is giving very tough competition to other space agencies in world.

In recent CHANDRAYAAN-1 have launched by ISRO at first attempt to reach on moon through these life can exist on moon in near future. It is through these space resources that a nation reinforce its national pride, it is through these satellite that vegetation is mapped, biodiversity is searched, weather is predicted and most important is that communication is possible like mobile, internet.

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Raghu said: (Mar 19, 2015)  
In my view Space Missions are not a wastage of resources with the of those we are giving competition to other countries, and we are trying to convert India is a developed country. Now-a-days each and every project or object or goods or like many other works depends upon science.

With out of this space missions we will be always as a developing country. The resources put on space missions never be wastage it shows the power and skills of our people. Space missions are the indicators of our scientists knowledge and power in science and technology.

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Pragya said: (Feb 26, 2015)  
Hello people, Pragya here.

I feel it's stupid to think that space researches should be banned.

To start up in be brief, it is through these space researches that a nation reinforces its national pride, through this people killed in cyclone Phailin were in fifties in not in thousands, it is through these satellites that vegetation is mapped, bio diversity is searched weather is predicted in what not. Don't all this help the people in poor inclusive.

Secondly is giving money the only way of helping poor. Many a anti- poverty scheme have been launched in India but the " Faulty Corruption " is to be blamed, leading only 10% be reached. SO the fact is with aspiring youth and intellectual minds (since this MOM will reduce brain drain) and India being a $ 300 million contender in GLOBAL space, nation will advance.

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Anupam Shrivastava said: (Feb 7, 2015)  
I think investing our resources and investment in space research is not wastage for Indian as we can see that Indian space agency ISRO is giving very tough competitions to other space agencies by developing satellite launching vehicles like PSLV and GSLV etc. We have developed remote sensing satellites like IRS 1-C and IRS-ID which are among the best in the world for proving high resolution data to the user communities anywhere in the world even countries like USA, Russia, China, Japan and France are too using these satellites.

I would like to mention Chandrayaan-1 which was developed and launched by ISRO has confirmed that water exists on the moon and successful mission of Mangalyaan has showed India's achievements towards space research to the world. If you know that Chandrayaan is the first moon satellite in the world which has successfully reached to the mars in first attempt.

The chairperson of ISRO Dr. K Kasturirangan has projected a significant lowering of space research costs in the country in the next few decades. While the cost of positioning 1Kg material in the space was around 20, 000$ it was presaged that the same cost will come down to 5,000$ and would be 500$ in around 2030 so my point is that if our ISRO scientists has ability to developed such portable vehicles to reduce the cost of launching vehicles then why should not we invest in Space exploration.

We should not we invest a minimum amount of 200 crores for our space programs while our programs are being successful. As our country is moving very fast towards a developed country and almost all developed countries are investing a lot on their space programs and even they have had achieved so many success in their programs so we have to keep investing in space exploration programs because we have to be ahead in all aspects to become a real developed country.

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Savio Vincent said: (Oct 22, 2014)  
Space mission, to be precise, about the recent mission Chandrayaan, one can know about the planet and if there is possible to survive, may be near future some of us will be living in other planet. It would be a wonderful finding. Spending money cannot be a wastage.

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Eleanor said: (Jun 24, 2014)  
India is a developing country, so space research is must for our nation but spending millions of rupees just for the sake of giving competition is not good as we need know that there are so many people in India who are just dying of poverty. .

I thnk space research should be definitely done but with without wasting money as in all this is for welfare of the people.

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Mounika said: (May 16, 2014)  
How can space research be a waste of resources. If we look at the present scenario improving in space research is also a matter of development of the country. Besides we-indians aren't wasting numerous resources on research like America or Russia-right! we had been paying 300 crores every year to russia to put our communication satellites in geostationary orbit but on jan 5th our isro has launched gslv-d5 into space which was a great achievement for us and in doing so we don't have to pay Russia anymore and we had joined the crya club-america, russia, japan, france, china.

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Ankush Abrol said: (Apr 25, 2014)  
Space missions are not wasteful act of resources and mainly a country like India being a developing nation, we should proud of our nation that we are taking part in the field of science and technologies along with the nations calling themselves developed. Its a very big achievement. And if we talk about the resources, I don't say that we have much but we still have enough that we won't starve even if there would be any case like these. And space missions are not held by a single nation.

Its a joint venture in which two or more countries invests. Its only because of the space missions that we are able to know about the life on the other planets. If some of the resources are being used, this doesn't mean that resources are gonna gone for ever. There are some alternatives that are used to minimize the use of resources. So I think it is not a good statement that we are burning our resources on the space missions not on our people.

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Anshu said: (Mar 18, 2014)  

We cannot completely do away with the advantages these space missions offer, be it communication, defence, entertainment, weather forecasting, etc. Also India is not a resource starved country, there is proper allocation of funds to every sector in the Union Budget, and these space missions take up a very small part of these funds.

As you all know about the recent Mars Orbiter Mission by ISRO, it is perhaps the cheapest interplanetary mission as reported by media and the ISRO chief himself.

So kudos to these intelligent and most competent scientists of our country.

P. S : Holistic development of the country means to give importance to all the sectors, Developed Nations are not built in a day.

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Aarushi said: (Feb 18, 2014)  
Space missions are not really a waste of money and natural resources but at the same time we also have to look at the poor suffering everyday in every corner of our country. Space missions are important as a growing nation but it is also important to look at the people suffering everyday. We also have to think of a Corruption free India, poverty free India altogether a better India.

Thank you.

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M.Balaji said: (Feb 7, 2014)  
Hello friends,

My point of view is India can invest more number of money in space mission than now. Because one of the main field to increase international market standard in India is space technologies. Growth and development in space technologies surely hire our market status and technical growth with other countries.

Our recent technologies in space mission explore developed countries and our recent projects are huge success. By this other countries are seeking our technology with a huge value. So many R&D projects will be taken on space technologies in order to increase our economical standards and it will help to attain India 20 20 said by Dr. Abdul kalam.

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Megha said: (Jan 26, 2014)  
According to me, space missions are not a wastage of resources for a country like us. We cannot ignore the role that is played by the satellites in our day to day life. Because of these satellites, we can predict the occurrence of various tsunamis, cyclones, floods etc. That can cause a huge loss to human race. Only because of these satellites we can predict the disasters and can take evacuation steps earlier so that the loss can be avoided. Our involvement in launching the satellites also necessary for making INDIA a developed country.

Hence, space missions are not wastage of resources if we use the resources in all the fields equally i.e.for eradication of poverty, unemployment, etc.


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Vijay M Aher said: (Dec 11, 2013)  
Space programs is most appreciable, Indians contribution in the field of technology and space mission is remarkable. We simply can not have one sided development too, yet we have to work a lot in the direction of unemployment, poverty, rural development & FREE CORRUPTION India. These are huge challenges in front of our policy makers and leaders, we Indians almost 20% of the population is still struggling for basic needs and a square meal. RTE &RTI are passed and definitely positive effects we'll get shortly. Yet we need work more for LOKPAL BILL to fight for corruption free India.

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Indranath said: (Dec 4, 2013)  
According to my view it's not about wastage. And all the matter should not come under wastage of money. Our India is improving day by day in all field. Our children is getting enthusiasm because of these. Space missions are very important for many growths as military, education, research, tele-communication. Wastage of money should not come in these cases. Rather we are wasting money in doing imitation, forgetting our culture, social matters.

Proper rationing system in all things can brings us hope. Black money, corruption, lavis-imbalanced lifestyle, many unnecessary things can make our country more bright and full of resources. Thank You.

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Simranjit said: (Nov 20, 2013)  
This is a topic which requires no doubts pertaining to its implementation in any way what so ever.

As people in this discussion have earlier mentioned how it is a very small part of our annual budget and how it benefits us.

Without Space expeditions we would be totally handicapped and our basic means of living and development would be hindered.

Today we require a new handset and allied technologies every year and we are doubting space missions which are a backbone to all this?

Certainly this ain't justified and we should get our facts straight before making judgments!

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Vinay Kumar said: (Nov 6, 2013)  
India is not a resource starved country. Even if you think so, it is not at all waste of sending satellites because as chairmen of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said, "Three satellites are helped very much at the time of 'pilin' cyclone to identify the position of it and make arrangements to face it like asking the people to leave the places where the cyclone is going to effect most". If there are no satellites this couldn't be happen and we would have loose many people. For a nation it is more important of human welfare rather than money. Satellites are also playing a major role in ease of communication, investigation of fuel, detection of tsunami so and so fore.

There is also a huge responsibility of young and dynamic engineers and scientists of all over the nation to try for reducing the cost of satellites by implementing the new and advanced technologies.

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Dr. Rishav Sinha said: (Nov 2, 2013)  
I think we need to think about India, its size of economy, IISRO' s annual budget and the space launch market together. There is no point criticizing something without taking the whole picture. Indian economy is approximately 1.9 billion trillion dollars. , Indians food security bill passed this session of parliament is of 19 billion dollars per annum. The recently announced statue of unity being built in Gujarat is worth 200 million dollars. The international space launch market annually is around 10 billion dollars. Mars mission costs 70 million dollars. Plus it gives our educated youth a sense of pride and self confidence on being an Indian, and demonstrates to our potential launch customers our advanced space launch and navigation capabilities. Even economically its worth every penny, and other than that there is no argument against it.

Lastly, just one more example to clear it up. During late nineties when our country invested in information technology, I remember people full of pessimism commenting we need toilets more than computers, we need to concentrate on poverty rather than computers! IT accounts for 160 billion dollars of annual trade for India. It gives jobs to millions and food to the poor. Lets support our countries scientists wholeheartedly. There are better times to come.

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Kavi said: (Sep 29, 2013)  
In my opinion, what I say is, India is a country in which people are highly brainy in a sense other country people get fear of working with an Indian. So, when we have the potential, human who are willing to give their knowledge, it is the duty of the government to give importance to developing projects on space technology. I don't agree with some people who say stuffs like India is only a developing country and all. Only when something high and powerful comes out of our country, we get recognized, we can develop. So its really an important thing that government should take this a consideration and encourage such missions.

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Bharath Reddy said: (Sep 23, 2013)  
Hello friends.

In my opinion our country is well advanced in the field of space technology when compared to our counterparts (developing countries). We are lagging behind in the areas like poverty, literacy, job resources & many more. At present we don't require any missions like 'moon mission'. Because we need to think more on eradicating serious problems like poverty, overpopulation etc. , & added to this countries like us, russia are doing research in this field. So instead of putting huge amount of budget in this space missions. We need to concentrate on more serious problems that India is facing.

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Suraj said: (Sep 4, 2013)  
The space mission are not a waste of money and resources. It is the need of India to stand in globally to compete and to show them that this is not the consumer nation only.

The space research organization like ISRO that successfully launch Mission like Chandrayaan I and the success is admired and used by NASA. Also the ISRO launches satellite of other nations successfully which is another source of money.

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Sneh said: (Aug 21, 2013)  
Space mission is not a wasteful of resource, infact it contribute towards the development of economy. Without science and technology how can we compete with countries like usa, japan. I agree that we should not waste money on missions like study on mars and moon but other missions like telecast, telecommunication, internet, 3G are very important. India can become developed economy By contributing in all field whether it is education, science, technology, employment etc.

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Navin said: (Aug 11, 2013)  
Hello friends. In my opinion Space missions are obviously an integral part of growth of any country. For country like India, I strongly believe that space missions have really put India in the line of developed country. Those who say that a country like India which is starving in resource should not waste money in these fields.

I would like to tell that in the most of the space missions of other countries like USA, Russia Japan there is involvement of Indian scientist as well. They have very crucial role to play in the space agencies of other countries. So if our scientist have the capability then why can't India have its own space missions. As far as the question of resources are concerned I believe that India is not in dearth of any resources. I also believe strongly that India will be second to none in future in the field of space technology.

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Iswarya said: (Apr 13, 2013)  
Space missions are definitely an integral part of our growth and development. It would be utterly foolish to abandon them altogether. They are essential for national security and for the maintenance and development of communication channels. However, spending an indefinite amount of money in these could result in a major financial fiasco when we require money for other noble and important purposes as well. Care should be taken when while allotting money for these missions such that our progress in other fields is not hindered because of that.

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Joy said: (Mar 19, 2013)  
If the ministers and political leaders are really invested the money for our country in such a way that each and every field can developed properly then our country do much better in every position. There is a chance to compete with other countries in space, science and technology, because I think we are very intelligent respected to other countries.

But unfortunately the top level ministers just do not invested the money properly, however they kept it in their "pocket". They just think about their sons and daughters and for these people our country is only a developing country in world.

Space mission is one of the greatest achievement a country can achieve. And if among all the countries there is a name "INDIA", it will be a great honor for us. However, there is a space center presents in India called "ISRO" at sriharikota. But still there are lot of improvements needed in space department in our country.

For this, the system need to change much more and the young generation must come forward for betterment of space mission in India.

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An Indian said: (Mar 2, 2013)  
India got independence way back in 1947, still our country is considered as developing country. This is because of faulty govt policies. Not only space missions, any kind of Research and Development needs money/resources which are usually do not give any profit in the form we need. Our govt should give more importance in creating jobs which will eradicate poverty. The govt should also consider giving less importance to foreign companies which are set up in India in the name giving jobs. In reality India is slowly depending on other country. I worked in a space mission center, I can tell that the so called scientists are not at all that knowledgeable as they are portrayed. They are well payed for not doing anything. They do get all kind of benefits and they do no job at all. And the central govt increase the DA at regular intervals. Most of us do not know the working of satellites, only we watch the launch. Most the satellites do not work as they should do. For layman, one can say, launch was successful means, the launcher worked perfectly, the products which are inside it need not necessarily work. Even if it worked, most of the projects are total waste. Example the chandrayaan. What we have got are photographs. These photographs we be got from NASA site by paying 5 rupees in internet cafe. Someone has mentioned in one of the posting here, that space machines help in forewarning of natural calamities and other planetary collisions, it is ridiculous to think. No scientist gave any clue about tsunami which hit Tamil Nadu. Many earth quakes happens bringing loss of property, no scientific organization have slightest clue about them. If a planet is going to hit, it will most probably destroy the whole earth. It won't hit only India. Even if you consider it will hit India, what are the chances of knowing it beforehand, as our scientists do not have any knowledge of other natural happenings like rain, storm etc. To conclude, all space machines should be slow down. The salary and remunerations enjoyed by these employees should be reduced (They do not deserve even 10 percent of their current salary as they lack knowledge of anything). It is even better if all this organization is shut down permanently.

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Rishant said: (Feb 14, 2013)  
Hello friends,

I think the space mission are not a wastage of resources, by the space mission we improved our technological skills which can provide a best future for us, by performing the space mission we can achieve treatment of many diseases, like cancer and many more. Other countries, like USA, UK these are developed country and have great advantage in the space mission. In the present scenario we are developing. So if we want to make our country developed then we need to lead our space mission otherwise we will always count in the list of developing countries. Space is is also helpful to our army to make more powerful weapons to protect our country from terrorist.

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Lavanya said: (Jan 3, 2013)  
Hi friends,

In my opinion space mission is not wastage of resource. If we are doing a job perfectly surely it will leads to a greater success through proper planning we can achieve the goal easily. Planning is more important, in space mission we are investing a lot so through proper planning we can develop our thoughts and views and thus our India became a developed country.

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Poonam said: (Oct 18, 2012)  
Hi Friends, According to me Space missions is not wastage of resources. It will help us in our Technical growth. In today's world every developed country is growing very fast because they are technically very strong and developed. Eg. Before ISRO we are completely depended on Outer countries. But now our ISRO is growing just because of space knowledge we can easily tell about daily weather. With help of that we can judge before and taking appropriate action if any planet is coming towards Earth and going to create any disasters. In short without knowledge of space we can't grow properly and solve many natural problems.

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Punam said: (Oct 11, 2012)  
Hi friends this is Punam,

Space mission is not a wastage of resources it is a use of our knowledge which use in wrong way or right way. The world is going to progress and if we say wastage of our resources that is wrong. If there is no any invention then we will lag to our life. Due to space mission we know about different types of hazards or any accidents occurs instantly is known by space research.

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Munu Guddy said: (Oct 4, 2012)  
Space mission is not a wastage of resources, but this improves our India's knowledge towards other country. It solves our communication problem. India is a developing country. Some development may be depends upon this science.

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Ads said: (Sep 21, 2012)  
Space missions are never a wastage of resources. It is an integral part of the science and technological development of the country. Without any technological development, we can never be really independent until we gain the technological excellence comparable to the the developed countries. Until then the poverty of India cannot be abolished, whatever budget is allotted to it. The only way to eliminate the poverty is to drive out the illiteracy, which can only be achieved by scientific excellence of the country.

Besides, the space missions are also a very much necessity to our communication system and national defense. So, it is a sector of strategic importance of the country in the world. In this world full of terrorism, a global surveillance system of the country over the world is very necessary. And as for the failed space mission, any successful mission needs some failure in order to the lessons. So, the only way to stop the failures is to stop the missions at all, which is a extremely ridiculous to think.

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Subhrajit Mandal said: (Aug 30, 2012)  
Hi friends,

We all know about the last few successful projects of ISRO. As an Indian we all should be proud of having such an international level research center. Otherwise we have to depend upon other countries like America or Russia for a good communication system or forecasting weather and lot of our basic needs. May be the project works are very costly but so what if we have to pay the charges of using others technology. So if we highlight on this issue that how much money do we save and if other country use our technology then also we get paid for this. Is it good or bad. If we invest money on this sector our country also be enriched by its technology and in future may be ISRO will come to the same level of NASA and make us proud. But we should trust and wait for that.

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Jeevaraj said: (Jul 23, 2012)  
Hello friends, good day to all of you, I had agreed some points related to the space mission is helped to find out the ocean layer is damaging & ultraviolet rays are affecting to the earth, warning of heavy rain, cyclones, etc. But, that time astronomers performing projects of find the water molecules in the moon, mars are unwanted works. Because, normally we are brought a one liter earth water at 15 to 20 rupees in bottles. These the water can't be brought by middle class families. So, that the time these the space water rate should be fixed at high amount. So, top richest persons are should be avoid these the space water. So, these research of water on space is waste less one.

Thank you.

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Ckgaiki said: (May 13, 2012)  
Space reasearch is worth to explore even if it is a costilier affair. Because the output results can be very well utilised for the benefits of the nation as well as a globe. Further it also protects the country from various threats may it be natural calamities, threaths from neighbour countries etc. Therefore we must support such space missions and shall utilised the data base colleted in the interest of all human kind across the globe.

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Anu said: (Apr 19, 2012)  
Hello Friends,
In my opinion we are not wasting our money in space research. We are able to grow in the field of Telecommunication with the help of satellites. Not only that we are getting information about weather and other natural disasters with the help of space research. If we are neglecting this field due to the money spend then how can we get the information about unknown aspects of an other world.

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Shyam said: (Apr 13, 2012)  
Friends I think judging space research as a profit or loss venture is not an appreciable thing. We belong to a diversified nation. It is not only space missions but it applies to general chemical pharmacies where profit is considered secondary to welfare of society. Coming back to our topic, if space research was a wastage we would have been in a belief of eclipse may be due to raahu and kethu. As someone are complaining here about corruption our ISRO is out of it, because every single compartment of a space shuttle is made by some organisation in disguise and are assembles by ISRO. Where all the technical strategies are kept secret. If you observe our recent achievements in space wing we met failure only for 2 out of 5 times. And all of them being in collaboration with other countries. I may say we human beings have traced places like Bermuda triangle because of space research. Think we are to hit by a meteoroid, we are helpless. But because of recent developments, we have laser cutting devices placed outside our atmosphere hence we are safe.

Finally, what I want to say is noting all the past, present and future space research, I would say considering this a wastage will be a disaster.

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Bibhishan said: (Apr 9, 2012)  
Space missions are don't wastage of resources because increase the level technology for e.g. 3G technique and weather forecasting for protect different natural calamities, for use in agriculture crop protection.

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Simran said: (Mar 30, 2012)  
Hello Friends, I would like to patronize the people who said that space missions are not a wastage of resources. I would like to provide a solid exposition for this statement. Space is not an encumbered subject to study, it has no defined boundaries, There are a lot more things to be explored. And space is just not mere squandering which leads to nothing. Space research has many pros which outweigh its cons.

1) We can expect to find water on Mars, which would open a new era of life for humans. Moreover because of the global warming we cannot rely on the conjecture that earth is going to survive for million more years, and if we do not have any other option we would seriously be in a predicament.

So space research and alternate options for life seems a pretty good rationale for spending on space research.

2) As of poverty, Unemployment and other problems, These can be tackled by getting rid of corruption as our leaders have blocked money more than what we spend on space research. So to ameliorate things we have to uproot corruption. Moreover the govt is ready to provide enough help to the poor, but the help is not able to reach the impoverished sections of the society only because of the corrupt.

3) Also, Space research gives as a social stature in the world of cut-throat competition. It will make the world see that we are capable of creating avant-garde inventions.

4) As many of you have already mentioned, Space research helps in weather forecasting, thus making us less prone to the damage of the most hazardous disasters. It will assist us in saving millions of lives and resources worth millions.

5) It is important for us to know about our universe. Example. Because now we know about the sun and its properties, we can avoid sunburns. Now we know about rotations and revolutions, we are able to set our standard times.

So when we interpret the above information we can clearly make out that space research is advantageous. It provides us with a great array of other resources.

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Sumit said: (Mar 19, 2012)  
I think space missions like chandrayan is total wastage of money, such missions can only give name & fame but can't reduce poverty. Instead of doing such a research work that requires lot of money, govt should invest money in improving satellites that gives weather report, because we all know how poor our weather forecasting department is.

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Vithal Vyas said: (Dec 21, 2011)  
Hi friends.

Today world has become totaly unpredictable number of nutral clamity occuring now has suddenly increases in such scenerio it becums important for us that we shuld try to know about there occuerence before they occurs. And since by spending on such research we get weather report, clamity alarms. This why developed countries are also spending huge amount of there money on such rescearch.

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Abhay said: (Sep 17, 2011)  
Space mission is not always wastage of money. Unless it is for education, entertainment.

Now using technology we can easily get the weather report, and also about like tsunami or any volcano. But if we use our money just for knowing that how the surface of moon. Then it is totally wastage of money as well as time. Usa or others country are doing so our nation is also doing this. But this type of space mission is not good for our nation where max people belongs to middle class or below poverty line.

As we know usa or other western country are rich so they can easily think about space mission and complete it. For a space mission almost 450 million usa dollar is spent this is a very large amount of money for country like India. We should know about latest technology but we should not waste our money like this. As we know oue country already spend a large amount of money on defence and if also spend large amount on space mission it will harm our economical condition.

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Ruudvireddy said: (Aug 7, 2011)  
As think of my serlf spaceship technology is very use full technology, why because in prasent day world is almost depend on satellite. Its not a wastage of money. By using this we improve our technical skills.

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Jaskaran said: (Aug 5, 2011)  
Space missions are not a wastage of resources.As we all know about space mission CHANDRA YAAN-1,we get a lot of information about moon.Even the NASA admits that this mission really disclosed the secret about water on the moon.Similarly missions like this or missions related to communication, satellite will really help us.Missions like that will help us to compete with the developed countries like USA.

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Meenakshi said: (Jul 13, 2011)  
Our former President A.P.J Abual Kalam gave us mission 2020,which stand to see India a developed nation by 2020.On this path of development satellite and space technology plays a major role. It provide advance information in telecommunication (3G), whether forecasting ,space research & many more. Government is spending huge amount on space mission .Our organizations like DRDO ,ISRO etc are working hard achieve the goals.

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Srikanth Seelam said: (Jun 14, 2011)  
Indian space research organization (ISRO) is one of the big six advance space agencies in the world.
Vast development of the Tele-communication systems, wheatear forecasting systems, Television & Media Networks, Tele-Medicine, Tele-Education, Internet, GPS are few fruitful products of space research in the country. It also enhancing & supporting our defense forces.
The development in these areas will have a greater impact in overall development of the nation directly or in-directly also which lead us to improve our standards of living. So money spent on space research is not waste besides it is essential to allocate little more on it.

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Rohit said: (May 12, 2011)  
Space missions are very important for many sectoral growths as defence, education, research communication. I don't feel it's wastage of money if it spend in this areas.

But funding the money for Mars and moon missions just to study surface properties and structure of that planet I don't feel its of any help. It's just like following the crowd. As NASA doing it we will also do it. I feel its wastage of money if used for such project.

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Sudhanshu said: (May 9, 2011)  
For a country to be developed wholly, it has to grow at rapid pace in all fields and we can't hold the progress in one field (space mission) and wait that we first solve basic problem of education, health, illiteracy, poverty and then spent our resources on space mission.

It's not that because of huge money allocation in space missions we are lagging on other front, but a sufficient money has been allocated in those fields also and if properly utilized it would alleviate the social, economic problems India is confronting with. But because of our corruption-ridden system the money remains unutilised and we progress at slower rate.

In fact any advancement in science and technology helps to solve the basic problems of humankind. Advancement in space missions is no exception. For eg-:

A) space missions help solve communications infrastructure problems. It is because of this only we are advancing in mobile communication which has well connected our villages with towns. Now mobile has reached even the remotest of the villages. Farmers because of that know the prices in offing at towns, without being depending on the middleman's.

B) We can forecast weather and natural disturbances on time and can stave-off any chances to be affected by any impending natural calamity. So, money spent on space missions are helping to reduce the loss due to natural disaster also. There are many more examples.

So, if we look at the main problem which is bothering, then it is the failure of missions which costs us heavily. So, we can increase the collaboration with other countries space agencies and perfect our technical knowhow to avoid such fallout.

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Jayaranjan said: (Apr 27, 2011)  
Space Missions are not a wastage of resources,but the money spent on the missions should not be from the pocket of the common man, it should be taken from the acount holders of swiss bank so that it can be used for the constructive purpose and if it is done our nation should march ahead with out any doubt and it should be taken up to prove our strength and make others silent.

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Val said: (Jan 25, 2011)  
It is important to find out what is the motive behind the mission.

-if we are doing it for development of country like may be a communication satellite or a weather information satellite then it is good for development.

However if we are doing some research outcome of which may not have impact on our growth then it could be a wastage of resource. In such cases we can collaborate with developed countries for joint research that way reducing cost and achieving the goal.

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Prasanth said: (Jan 4, 2011)  
I think space mission are wastage of resources, because there are many crisis that decaying our development. The main 2 are.

1. Education.

2. Unemployment.

If we use the money in which we are spending in space missions we can somewhat able to satisfy the two main crisis. We known the small country cuba in olden days they had not concentrated in any space mission. They only concentrated on these 2. Now they have become a developed country.

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Sarthak said: (Sep 30, 2010)  
Space missions are a very critical part in scientific advancement of the nation. We are in the race to be super powers and such activities only pave our ways to the right future, as far as usage of resources in concerned then if that is the argument then probably India should not invest anywhere because every thing uses resources.

But the fact is that India is no more a poor country, we are progressing extremely well and we should support such space missions as they encourage scientific growth of the country.

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Minhaaz said: (Sep 21, 2010)  
Now a days scientific research is very important, one of them is research on space. By using space missions only we can find out what it going on in the space and we are able to relate those things in our daily life by which we can escape from lot of misfortunes. Like floods etc. are detected by space missions only by which we can take necessary preventions. It doesn't mean that for this we have to consume all our resources. In the limited resources only we have to make use of space missions without any wastage. Because these resources are not belongs to us. We borrowed it from our future generations and it is our responsibility to return it back to them without any damage.

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Digil said: (Sep 12, 2010)  
Hi friends, In my opinion Science have big role in India's development without science can you live? It is not possible without science and space research Thomas Alva Edison may not invent the bulb, and India will not have the Telecommunication, Telecast, GPS, Defense forces, Internet etc.

I support India's space and science research it should keep on going we need to show to whole world We are the Indian's! Jai Hind.

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Santosh Swain said: (Sep 9, 2010)  
Its very good that India is taking a great deal of initiative in space research programme but in my opinion the economy should not be compromised with the space research at least when 15% are facing to have a square meal a day.

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Robertpattinson said: (Sep 1, 2010)  
India's Development in space research are ofcourse appreciable. But overall gain of such works counts less when compared to the loss of resouces and environmental pollutions. Improvements in technology and science, prevent us from preserving the resources for future use. Today, everybody can feel the scarcity in earthy minerals. Basic things like water, coal, pollution free air, etc are available in very less amount. So I feel that inspite wasting our resources, we first find recycling solutions for it.

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Saranya said: (Sep 1, 2010)  
India is the second fastest growing economy in the world. What I feel is we should not restrict ourselves to a particular field in order to have all round development. I can surely say that using resources in Space Missions is not a waste unless it becomes a failure. Recently we have launched CARTOSAT 2B, a foreign satellite and student satellite designed by students of Tamilnadu on July 12, 2010. This is our fourth satellite in the CARTOSAT series. Because of this we can keep watching an object 24hrs a day continuously. This will be a very great plus point in Defense.

Today all round the world, countries are joining hands to remove terrorism. Even the terrorists are up to date in case of technologies. To fight with them we should be one step ahead. ISRO is encouraging the students to try a hand in satellite, which has ended in the student satellite. These things should continue to create an unique identity to India.

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Swarupa said: (Aug 31, 2010)  
India is a developing country. Indian government allot billions of money to the necessary researches under going the space. According to the GDP growth it is not necessary comparing to rural development. I wont say this is useless. We can also say launching space missions also shows the development in science but not in economical background of India. First we should implement ideas to using man power and should get succeed. What I want to say is Economical development is important along with Science development.

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Amrita said: (Aug 29, 2010)  
As we all know that China and India are the next two nominees of super power nation so it should utilize its power and resources for the space and development purposes. So that it can develop at a faster rate. Missions like Chandrayan I and II should be continued not only for the development of our country but for the whole world as India has a potential (both brain and resource) to do it.

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Karan said: (Aug 28, 2010)  
But guys, I believe that we should also progress simultaneously like other countries in the world India is not a poor country these days we have been leading the charts in GDP growth, satellite missions and all thus its a mark of success.

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Abhishek said: (Aug 27, 2010)  
India is developing country so just like other developing countries it must take part in space research. It will prove to the world that India is certainly progressing and reaching heights, if its about resources well we must learn to utilize them and of course it comes at some expense. But now india is sending foreign satellites so its earning from its launching. Thus contributing in country's growth.

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Pratiksha said: (Aug 25, 2010)  
Scientific research is very important thing and in case of space research, it is done for the search of resources however, it already proved its importance by its applications of its various theories in many inventions. How can one think of its country's development without investing in research which is advance way of getting education and knowledge.

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Mainu said: (Aug 24, 2010)  
How can you say Divya, do you think that India is developed country with enough sufficient renewable resources. It should be preserved for the next generations. Do you know that space missions requires some tons of litres of energy for its successful completion of its task.

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Anya said: (Aug 23, 2010)  
Hey Divya, can you explain some current affair of space mission, because little lack of info about that field;

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Divya said: (Aug 19, 2010)  
Space Missions are not a wastage of resources, but is should be done with limited resources. Because space missions are a great source of knowledge about this world, and Indians should not be behind in such matters as without knowledge country can't progress & solve many natural problems.

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