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As a space enthusiast I had not exactly though about the different aspects in which we look at
space exploration as liberal arts lens. Now that I have a basic understanding of the liberal arts it
makes sense to look at everything you study through these 4 lenses. The history of space
exploration is exciting. Winning the race to the moon ahead of Russia during the cold war made
Neil Armstrong the astronaut equivalent of a rock star. The humanities lens allowed Bruce Willis
to save the world from an asteroid. Looking through the lens of social science I cannot help but
wonder how society would respond if presented with proof of alien life forms on another
planet who fly saucers, or how the natural science lens has proven beneficial in the study of
climate change and weather patterns.
The privatization of space travel through the liberal arts lenses lead to some interesting
thoughts and finds. I realized that the use of the lenses caused me to ask questions differently
leading to learning something new about subjects that you think you have covered. The liberal
arts lenses took the history from racing against to riding with the Russians to space. Paving the
way for Billionaires like Elon Musk to found SpaceX and becoming the Uber to the final frontier
for not only NASA (whom had never been able to land a rocket making their ships a one and
done) but to anyone that can afford the trip (Thompson 2020). Making an astronaut and
millionaire the same. The Star Trek Generation is making the humanities lens more reality than
curiosity by spending Billions to experience space like Captain Kurk. Private exploration is
setting the stage for more of society to explore the final frontier, or at least the Low Earth Orbit
making social science afraid of the Orbit to congested with space tourist to achieve any type of
progress in the Natural Sciences making that lens a little blurry in the future. "We are not going
to fix any of the problems that we have on Earth by going to Mars, if we are not capable of
understanding our problems here on Earth" (Bartels 2018) Nathalie Cabrol, an astrobiologist at
the SETI Institute, told Space.com. But I for one think it will be sure be fun trying.
Works Cited
Bartels, M. (2018, September 13). How Space Exploration Can Teach Us to Preserve All Life on
Earth. Retrieved from Space.com: https://www.space.com/41818-earth-biodiversity-
conservation-lessons-from-space.html
Thompson, C. (2020, Dec 3). Monetizing the Final Frontier The strange new push for space
privatization. Retrieved from NewRepublic.com:
https://newrepublic.com/article/160303/monetizing-final-frontier

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As a space enthusiast I had not exactly though about the different aspects in which we look at space exploration as liberal arts lens. Now that I have a basic understanding of the liberal arts it makes sense to look at everything you study through these 4 lenses. The history of space exploration is exciting. Winning the race to the moon ahead of Russia during the cold war made Neil Armstrong the astronaut equivalent of a rock star. The humanities lens allowed Bruce Willis to save the world from an asteroid. Looking through the lens of social science I cannot help but wonder how society would respond if presented with proof of alien life forms on another planet who fly saucers, or how the natural science lens has proven beneficial in the study of climate change and weather patterns. The privatization of space travel through the liberal arts lenses lead to some interesting thoughts and finds. I realized that the use of the lenses caused me to ask questions differently leading to learning something new about subjects that you think you have covered. The liberal arts lenses took the history from racing against to riding with the Russians to space. Paving the way for Billionaires like Elon Musk to found SpaceX and becoming the Uber to the final frontier for not only NASA (whom had never been able to land a rocket making their ships a one and done) but to anyone that can afford the trip (Thompson 2020). Making an astronaut and millionaire the same. The Star Trek Generation is making the humanities lens more reality than curiosity by spending Billions to experience space like Captain Kurk. Private exploration is setting the stage for more of society to explore the final frontier, or at least the Low Earth Orbit making social science afraid of the Orbit to congested with space tourist to achieve any type of progress in the Natural Sciences making that lens a little blurry in the future. "We are not going to fix any of the problems that we have on Earth by going to Mars, if we are not capable of understanding our problems here on Earth" (Bartels 2018) Nathalie Cabrol, an astrobiologist at the SETI Institute, told Space.com. But I for one think it will be sure be fun trying. Works Cited Bartels, M. (2018, September 13). How Space Exploration Can Teach Us to Preserve All Life on Earth. Retrieved from Space.com: https://www.space.com/41818-earth-biodiversityconservation-lessons-from-space.html Thompson, C. (2020, Dec 3). Monetizing the Final Frontier The strange new push for space privatization. Retrieved from NewRepublic.com: https://newrepublic.com/article/160303/monetizing-final-frontier Name: Description: ...
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