K12 Education for Space Settlement: An Ideas Unlimited Study – Part Two –

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The philosophy of space is a new and still developing discipline. However, the space age is a historically significant period in human history that must be confronted by philosophers (Hetzler, 1982). Of primary importance to the practice of space philosophy is the question of why human beings should explore space, or whether or not we should. The purpose of this literature review was to answer that question based on a body of previous space philosophy, and to also consider the question through the lens of education; asking whether or not children should be educated for space exploration.