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We come across a lot of people complaining about wastage of money and time on space technology, recently when Elon Musk’s company Space X launched Falcon Heavy sending Tesla Roadster to space orbit costing around $90 million, half of the people were discussing and were considering it as a waste of money. But the truth is, space exploration technology is incredibly influential and beneficial; not only does space research improve the economy by keeping scientists and engineers employed, it also results in discovery of new technology as well as gadget some of which we use in our everyday lives. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Importance of space technology


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Importance of space technology
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Introduction
  • Space technology is technology developed by space
    science or the aerospace industry for use in
    spaceflight, satellites, or space exploration.
  • With regards to developing as a civilization,
    expanding the frontiers of Space Technology is
    essential to the technological development as a
    population. This is often taken for granted and
    some governments are cutting back on it because
    of how costly they perceive it to be.
  • In orbit, there are more than 20,000 satellites,
    stage 1 shuttle part as well as other metal
    scraps in the lower orbit of the earth. Project
    Space Fence has been set out to help clean these
    up, and recycle the parts. These parts are not
    just in a dangerously low orbit, but frequently
    collide with each other to create more debris.

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Why space technology is important?
  • Space technology is important for development
    for
  • Traveling efficiently. It takes an inordinate
    amount of fuel to launch a rocket into space, so
    scientists are constantly developing new measures
    to make travel more efficient. These include new
    fuel types, new materials, and more aerodynamic
    designs.
  • Traveling safely. NASA engineers also need to
    make sure the travel is safe for the people on
    board. That means developing safer, more durable
    materials for the vehicles and better equipment
    for the people on board.
  • Improving human health. Astronauts face a variety
    of tough conditions in space, including low
    gravity and exposure to radiation. Accordingly,
    scientists have to incorporate new methods and
    materials to compensate for these health
    challenges.
  • Discovering new things. Along the way,
    researchers are constantly discovering new things
    about space and Earth-based life we take along
    for the ride.

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Examples of space related tech
  • Arthritis improvement. In one recent study, Rush
    University paired up with the National Institutes
    of Health to make space travel easier on
    astronauts joints. Because microgravity
    conditions take a toll on astronauts bodies,
    scientists need a way to compensate for that
    damage. Their insights have broader implications
    for arthritis and joint pain, and could lead to
    new treatments and technologies to ease that
    pain.
  • Infrared ear thermometers. This commonplace
    technology was supported by NASA back in 1991, as
    it relied on the same temperature-taking
    technology used to measure the temperature of
    stars and planets.

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Continued...
  • Artificial limbs. In an effort to improve the
    capabilities of its robotic and extravehicular
    activities, NASA helped fund Environmental Robots
    Inc.s breakthrough artificial muscle systems,
    which also used robotic sensing and actuation.
    These technologies were used for space
    exploration, but have also been revolutionary in
    creating more comfortable, functional prostheses
    for individuals.
  • Baby formula. Baby formula seems removed from
    space exploration entirely, but it actually arose
    from a NASA research attempt to determine how
    microalgae could be used as a nutritional
    supplement on long trips. This work resulted in
    the invention of Formulaid, which is now a
    critical component of most baby formulas.
  • Anti-icing tech. NASA is making the skies safer
    not just for astronauts, but also for everyday
    travelers. Their research into anti-icing
    technology has made flying safer for everyone,
    thanks to new electronic equipment, such as
    heating components.

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Continued...
  • Comfortable mattresses.Temper foam technology
    originally started as a project to improve the
    comfortability of astronaut seats. Since then,
    its been used in mattresses, shoes, and football
    helmets.
  • Invisible braces. The material primarily used for
    invisible braces began life as a component for an
    advanced missile tracking (transparent
    polycrystalline aluminaTPA). The materials
    ability to absorb light, its high strength
    (stronger than steel), and its smoothness makes
    it perfect for both applications.
  • Water filters. Water and similar supplies present
    a massive challenge to space travelers. Even in
    the early days, NASA knew the best way to solve
    the problem was to recycle water that was being
    excreted or otherwise wastedhence water filters,
    which have since been adopted by commercial
    companies and further developed for residential
    use.

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Achievements in space technology
  • 1.Worlds first hubble space telescope to replace
    the old light telescope which gave only a very
    vague image of space.
  • 2. Successful missions like Apollo 13 and Apollo
    11.
  • 3.Establishing International Space Station.
  • 4.The Mars Pathfinder in 1996-97 was more of an
    experiment to send an unmanned mission to
    experience the conditions of the Red Planet.

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Indias achievements in space technology
  • 1.Mars Orbiter Mission(MOM) also called
    Mangalyaan is a space probe orbiting Mars since
    24th September,2014.
  • 2.On 18 June 2016, ISRO set a record with a
    launch of twenty satellites in a single payload,
    one being a satellite from Google.
  • 3.On 15 February 2017, ISRO launched one hundred
    and four satellites in a single rocket (PSLV-C37)
    and created a world record.

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Conclusion
  • We come across a lot of people complaining about
    wastage of money and time on space technology,
    recently when Elon Musks company Space X
    launched Falcon Heavy sending Tesla Roadster to
    space orbit costing around 90 million, half of
    the people were discussing and were considering
    it as a waste of money.
  • But the truth is, space exploration technology is
    incredibly influential and beneficial not only
    does space research improve the economy by
    keeping scientists and engineers employed, it
    also results in discovery of new technology as
    well as gadget some of which we use in our
    everyday lives.
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