NASA and the International Exploration Coordination Group has released a white paper that speaks to the benefits of the human exploration of space, according to a NASA statement.
The paper was a result of space agencies participating in the ISECG and their continued dialogue about investment in missions and activities.
Some of the benefits of the white paper talks about include expanding our scientific knowledge, inspiring people around the world, and forging agreements and cooperation between the countries engaged in the peaceful exploration of space.
The paper stresses human exploration's effects on enhancing our quality of life by improving economic prosperity, health, environmental quality, safety and security.
According to the NASA statement, the International Space Station is demonstrating many of these benefits today.
The paper also talks about benefits concerning individuals better understanding their collective place in the universe.