Space Technology refers to a wide variety of technologies that rely on space objects for their performance and use. This can range from satellites and exploratory manned missions to experiments to materials that can be launched into orbit and survive the trip. Space technology has the potential to benefit all of us in many ways. Many people dream of one day living on another planet, and some have already done so. Although space travel is now possible through commercial ventures, many people are inspired to use space technology to take their dreams to the stars.
The Space Technology we speak of today may be found on the International Space Station, or orbiting around the moon. There are also many experiments going on right now with NASA, which uses space technology for various experiments and studies. There are even living quarters on the international space station currently, which are being maintained by NASA. One exciting project that is in the works right now is the construction of an underground city beneath the surface of the earth, which will act as a research centre for future deep space expeditions. A number of companies have taken an interest in this idea, and some of them are even in the process of constructing an underground city.
There is also space technology being used right now on the ground. We know that the earth is round, and that satellites orbit the earth. By using radar equipment, we can see whether or not the satellites are still alive. These days, we have all seen pictures taken by orbiting satellites of our earth, but what is unknown is how these images are taken and how they were taken. By using techniques similar to camouflage photography, amateur astronomers are able to peer into the unknown by utilizing a special telescope known as a Very Small Aperture Space Telescope.
There is also space technology being used in the outer space environment. One exciting idea that has been explored is the use of reflective material to create an artificial moon. Similar to a greenhouse, but with its own atmosphere, this would allow for plant growth and even possibly mining. It is believed that if we create such a moon, it will help breed alien life forms.
Of course, no one is really quite sure how the human race will react to any of these space technologies. Many people are scared by the thought of living on an alien planet, and who knows, if humankind finds a way to do that, perhaps they will discover aliens not just on this planet, but perhaps on other planets too. This may be the key to opening up the entire space environment, and hopefully it won’t be some kind of last-ditch effort to try to protect the Earth from incoming meteorites.
The reason that many people are afraid of sending men or women to the Moon or Mars is because of the Space Shuttle. Many people feel that if we send people there, they will go insane. Luckily, there is a lot of space technology in place that can alleviate some of those fears.
Another piece of space technology being used today is the surveyor. A robotic probe will go out to the outer space and take pictures. These pictures will be sent back to earth and help us learn more about the planets and solar systems. Since the Surveyor never goes too far from the Earth, it makes use of space science. Many people believe in working closely with NASA to make sure that we explore all of the possibilities with space technology.
Although there may not be an actual breakthrough in outer space technology within this decade, there is hope as well. There are many space technologies that have been around for a long time. Some of these technologies such as using the outer space environment to harvest food and other materials are now being utilised in today’s day-to-day life. Although there is no guarantee that space travel will never happen again, with our current knowledge we can work towards that goal.