I believe that being in space is important, some will say it divert energy and resources that could be used for more important things, like what? War? What is spent on war in a week could finance a space agency for a year!
I even think that exploration is a good goal, while your exploring you might not think about war all that much, could be a nice way to keep warmonger busy with something else.
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