“Space exploration is not a waste of money”. Science Ray. Sep. 30th, 2007 – Gaining resources. Space exploration might even eventually start gaining resources. The money we’re spending now might really help in the long run. We probably will eventually start mining from space rocks such as asteroids, meteors, comets and planets. The minerals will help take pressure off the high demand on earth. The price of oil might decrease significantly and you will help the needy with the saved money.