Commercial Space Exploration

The year 1957 signaled the dawn of what is termed as the space age. At this time, the world’s powers were involved in a bitter battle to establish supremacy and control over other nation. The result was a race in almost all crucial sectors that involved world affairs. A German, Krafft Ehrike, came up with ideas which he contemplated would direct space exploration. He suggested 3 guidelines for space exploration. They were that no one and nothing under the powers of nature would enforce restrictions on a man other than the man himself. Secondly, it was the right of every man to transverse the universe up to his limits. Thirdly, he stated that exploration of the universe was a fulfillment of man’s destiny as a constituent of life that had and has been gifted with the ability of reason and wisdom to discern right and wrong (Freeman, 2000). Currently, many doubts exist regarding the interests of many developed countries to pursue space exploration. Motivated by military, governmental, and commercial factors, it is truly a space race. In space exploration, many nations have hidden agendas behind their pursuit of space power. Knowledge has been pursued on many avenues in developed nations with space exploration capabilities. Hence, space exploration is one area that countries have used to characterize their society. It has also been used to promote global prestige. Scientifically space exploration has been used in scientific research to create new scientific equipment for the advancement of mankind. This paper looks at the drivers of that have established space exploration in the world. These drivers may include military, governmental, or commercial needs which a country seeks to meet and fulfill.It is with no doubt that man shall and will soon travel everywhere in space and colonize various regions of the universe. The pace has already been set by NASA which has sent a robot to one of the Earth’s neighboring planets known as the Mars rover.