Topic

Space Exploration

16 petitions

Started 2 months ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, President of the United States

Continue Funding for NASA

NASA has long been a point of pride for the United States. During the Space Race, there was a certain national pride associated with space missions and research, and the entire country cheered when a United States crew were the first individuals to set foot on the moon. After the craze of the Space Race, NASA has reached a place where the whole of the public is less interested in the goals of NASA. What people do not realize, however, is all of the good NASA does that directly impacts lives here on Earth. Breast cancer detection systems, ear thermometers to detect fevers, and even memory foam were developed in part by NASA. So while the public may think NASA is all rocket science, there is a significant amount of their research that is used daily here on our planet. Not only does NASA’s research influence Earth-based applications, but it also provides opportunities to create global partnerships. The ISS is just one successful example with over 68 nations having participated in ISS activities.  With common goals to learn and explore more of the universe, space exploration provides opportunities to help align interests among nations, establish trust among one another, and provide partnership framework. Continuing funding for NASA also means continuing inspiration. With space missions and research, NASA inspires young people to take an interest in the STEM fields. NASA has created many programs for students, hoping to inspire them to become progressive people who seek the betterment of humanity. Once again, NASA proves to have goals beyond rocket science. While President Trump did just allocate a chunk of funds to NASA, this funding will do more of shifting NASA’s focus rather than giving them extra funds. President Trump wishes to focus on deep space research, and as a result, the Earth Sciences studies will take a loss in the next several years. Time and time again NASA has enriched the world with knowledge, innovation, international partnerships, inspiration, the list continues. Let’s help ensure NASA continues to receive the necessary funding to do so. For More Information, you can visit: Kaplan, Sarah. "Trump Signs NASA Bill Aimed at Sending People to Mars." The Washington Post. WP Company, 21 Mar. 2017. Web. 02 Apr. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/03/21/trump-signs-nasa-bill-aimed-at-landing-on-mars/?utm_term=.f023b09262c4 Miozzi, CJ. "NASA Should Continue to Receive Funding." Space Exploration, edited by Michael Ruth, Greenhaven Press, 2016. Opposing Viewpoints. Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Accessed 2 Apr. 2017. Originally published as "Is NASA Worth Funding?", 11 June 2014. Bush, George W. "The United States Must Make Space Exploration a Priority." Space Exploration, edited by Daniel A. Leone, Greenhaven Press, 2005. At Issue. Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Accessed 2 Apr. 2017. Originally published as "speech at NASA Headquarters," 2004. Wallace, Erin. "The United States Should Reignite the Space Race." Space Exploration, edited by Michael Ruth, Greenhaven Press, 2016. Opposing Viewpoints. Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Accessed 2 Apr. 2017. Originally published as "Opinion—Wallace: US Must Reinvigorate Space Exploration," Dailytoreador.com, 11 Nov. 2014.

Taelor Romero
97 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to Google, Inc, Google

Please Re-instate YouTube Channel

I just signed a petition asking YouTube to re-instate my YouTube Channel "Lunar Documentaries" which was Suspended for no reason recently.I've uploaded near 200 Public Domain Space Documentaries to YouTube. Recently my YouTube channel has been terminated along with those 200 videos, which I've worked very hard on the last year. I do not have backup of all my videos either. My YouTube channel is a place to learn about science, space and the universe recently Google started removing massive amounts of Youtube accounts for violation of Community Guidelines and Terms of Service. all do lots of people claimed that they have never broke any violations, google is refusing to reinstate there channels, this needs to stopContacting Google on this matter seems impossible: When you contact google true a web form, the google robots will automatic send you this letter:Hello,Thank you for your account suspension appeal. We have decided to keep your account suspended based on our Community Guidelines and Terms of Service. Please visit http://www.youtube.com/t/community_guidelines for more information.With no further explanation what so ever!Attempting to call google is no use also: you will get an automated voicemail message that redirects you to google.com/supportEven When you visit google at there office they will send you away with force if necessary,Recently a Belgium Youtube creator was arrested by the Police at Google HQ in Belgium, After his channel was deleted with no apparent reason, and after calling numerous times and sending 10's of emails advocating the injustice done to him, he desperately attempted to speak somebody from Google at there office, when he refused to leave, Google called the police, and had him arrested.This kind of unfair practices have to stop, Youtube is misusing its monopoly position, to ban en censor anything they don't likehttps://www.youtube.com/LunarDocumentaries

I Symens
17 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to The United Nations, Margaret Kieffer, UNOOSA

To create an international treaty that allows for safe planetary colonization.

When you think about planetary destruction you probably associate it with some form of science fiction. However, there is an opportunity for our world to experience utter devastation if action is not taken soon.        Many large nations and corporations across the world are working on making a one way trip to Mars possible. This will be an incredible step in the advancement of mankind. It will be the first time that we have extended humanity to another planet in the solar system. Colonizing the red planet and creating a culture there is a great goal to have. However, there are some issues with the colonization process.       If a country were to reach the red planet and set up shop. What other than moral obligation would keep them from utilizing all of the resources for personal gain? Well there are actually 5 treaties in place currently to protect against this. Here is the link to look at them more specifically: http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/ourwork/spacelaw/treaties.html Unfortunately, the most recent of these treaties was created in 1984. 33 years ago. Since then, there have been other guiding principles created for space law, but no treaties to discuss what happens on a one way trip to a planet.        I believe it is completely necessary to address this fact. There are many ethical issues at play here. Since there is no one enforcing these laws in space, anyone up there alone could run rampant. Additionally, if we are to progress as a race, we may want to abolish the "Outer Space Treaty" and allow for controlled colonization of planetary bodies by new governments.         I am not calling for a specific solution but rather that we create one that can be agreed upon worldwide.I need your support to help bring this concern to our world's leaders so we can standardize space exploration and colonization. Treaties are powerful and can change the world. The United Nations holds this power and it can be used to avert potential crisis. However, If this potential crisis is left unchecked, we may lose the only world we have.     

Daniel Hartman
12 supporters