Human space exploration helps address fundamental questions about our place in the Universe and the history of our solar system. By addressing challenges related to human space exploration, we expand technology, create new industries, and help foster a peaceful connection with other nations. Space exploration allows us to prove or refute scientific theories developed on Earth. The study of the solar system, for example, has allowed us to learn about phenomena such as gravity, the magnetosphere, the atmosphere, fluid dynamics and the geological evolution of other planets.
Space exploration isn't about going through the stars just to see what we find. It's about making new discoveries that expand our understanding of the universe and humanity: our biology, our planet, our future in the solar system. Scientific research carried out for and through space exploration has repeatedly led to innovations that have changed the lives of all Earth's inhabitants. If we continue to explore the universe around us, we can advance the entire human civilization, improve lives and expand horizons for a better future.