Name: ____________________ Space Exploration—Is it Worth the Cost? Page 88 After reading page 88 out of your book and using the Internet for any other information, complete the following: 1. In your own words, list at least three costs and three benefits of space exploration. Costs: A. B. C. Benefits: A. B. C. 2. Fill in the following chart that describes the benefits and drawbacks of space exploration. Benefits Sending humans to another planet Pure Earth-based research Sending humans to the moon Drawbacks 3. Imagine that you are a member of Congress who has to vote on a new budget. There is a fixed amount of money to spend, so you have to decide which needs are most important. Make a list of your top ten space exploration priorities. You must also fully explain your decision as you why each item on you list is so important. A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J.