Exploring space has been a dream of humanity since the dawn of time. From the first moon landing in 1969 to the current SpaceX missions, space travel has come a long way. But what are the benefits of space exploration? In this article, we'll explore the direct and indirect benefits of space travel, from scientific knowledge to technological advances and international collaboration. The direct benefits of exploration include the generation of scientific knowledge, the dissemination of innovation and the creation of markets, the inspiration of people from all over the world, and agreements forged between countries participating in exploration. At the time of the 1969 moon landing, many people imagined that, at the beginning of the 21st century, space travel would become routine and that we would visit other planets in our solar system and perhaps even dare to venture into interstellar space.
Space exploration also offers indirect benefits. If one day we don't want to follow the path of the dinosaurs, we must protect ourselves from the threat of being hit by a large asteroid. According to NASA, normally approximately once every 10,000 years, a rocky or iron asteroid the size of a soccer field could hit the surface of our planet and cause tidal waves large enough to flood coastal areas. Originally, a very long list of gadgets, materials and processes was developed for the U.
S. UU. Space program, but found other applications on Earth, so many that NASA has an office that seeks ways to reuse space technology as products. We all know freeze-dried foods, but there are many others.
In the 1960s, for example, NASA scientists developed a plastic coated with a metallic reflecting agent. When used on a blanket, it reflects about 80 percent of the user's body heat, an ability that helps accident victims and runners after the marathon stay warm. Space exploration also offers security benefits. It needs to detect and prevent a hostile nation or terrorist group from deploying space-based weapons or attacking its navigation, communications and surveillance satellites. And while she and other major powers, such as Russia and China, are signatories to a 1967 treaty that prohibits nations from claiming territory in space, it's not hard to think of examples of previous treaties that were set aside when someone saw an advantage in doing so. I was a child in the 1960s, a time when many of us believed that one day we would fly out into the cosmos in search of adventure.
I can't say precisely when that dream ended for me, but I remember that in the mid-1990s, British folk singer Billy Bragg recorded a song that seemed to capture something of what he was feeling. In The Space Race is Over, Bragg sang about staring intently at the Moon as a child and dreaming that night of walking through the Sea of Tranquility. International collaboration in the space age united different cultures and, as a result, the exchange and advancement of human culture. However, SpaceX is also very successful, bold and bold, and regularly flies to the International Space Station, an essential step to the Moon and beyond. The civil space agency did not select any female astronaut candidates until the 1978 Space Shuttle astronaut promotion. Astronaut Sally Ride became the first American woman to travel to space in 1983 with the STS-7, and Eileen Collins was the first woman to pilot the space shuttle during STS-63 in 1995. In more than fifty years of space travel, the diversity of those who work in space and in the field in general has increased dramatically since the beginning of space exploration. Space exploration benefits humanity to a much greater degree than those who buy an island or spend capital on stock buybacks.
His foray into space travel - leaving Earth's atmosphere and defeating gravity - passing through to the Moon and several other achievements were crucial moments in human cultural development. This enthusiasm for science combined with reduced financial barriers to higher education brought large numbers of students from across America into universities which spurred on development for Apollo missions as well as Space Shuttle and Hubble Space Telescope programs. Heart disease can now be treated with implantable hearing aids that act as miniature defibrillators thanks to pure space exploration research. Keyhole surgery designed for operations in space allows surgeons to work inside bodies while viewing video screens using only small incisions. One such astronaut trainee was Wally Funk who had been training for spaceflight since Mercury program days back in early 1960s.