space shuttles and the ozone.....

United States
August 8, 2007 11:01pm CST
ok i have a good question.... why is it everyone is always complaining about how bad the pollution is (i am not saying that it isnt bad because in some places it is horrible but..) and that it is damaging the ozone layer but yet the government keeps sending these shuttles into space, dont they think that that is making it worse not just the pollution????? please respond i would love to here what someone eles thinks on this...
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@stealthy (8188)
• United States
9 Aug 07
So you think that a shuttle every 3 or 4 months if even that often is going to be a drop in a bucket compared to the thousands of airplane flights a day? Or compared to the millions of miles traveled by cars a day? One volcano erupting can do more pollution than all those together in a year. The shuttle's effect on the ozone layer is neglegible compared to other sources. Space exploration including the shuttle goes a lot farther toward providing information to help solve the ozone layer problem than it harms it. Actually the whole future of the human race depends upon space exploration and since not enough is being done while we still have the resourches to do it, I hold little hope for the species or any species on Earth beyond a few thousand more years if even that.
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• United States
9 Aug 07
ok i understand what you are saying. and i do agree with you which is another point, all i was wondering is why isnt the shuttles a part of the problem as well??? they have to break through the layer too..am i right, or am i wrong????
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
10 Aug 07
Ozone is just a gas and passing through it does not do anything really as far causing a hole. When they speak of a hole in the ozone that occurs because other gases react with it and reduce the amount. These gases come from many sources.
• United States
9 Aug 07
I never thought about that before and great post btw! I think that most deff that has got to be bad for our ozone and whatever else..it sure in heck cant be good!! the only good i see is what another person said in exploring the solar system..our planet is soo bad..they need to find another home for us..and im sure you didnt mean that the rockeys are the only thing harming our planet you were just adding it..right? anywho..yes there are many thing we are doing wrong..and did wrong..and so many things we shouldnt do..and mother nature seems to be helping in harming earth,..but yea deff its harming us too..and whats worse..i think the end is near..so we better find a new home fast..for our children and theer children..have a good one!
• United States
9 Aug 07
thank you cloud,you are also right mother nature is getting us back for all the bad things that we have done. i also agree with you that the end is near and i hope we can find something to compensate for that.no i didnt mean the rockets are the only thing i was just wondering why nothing is ever said about that.... but thanks for the post. at least someone understands what i am saying...hopefully there are more out there too...
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