How is space travel helping us here on earth?
We’ve been hearing a lot about Australian Space in the media lately, but what is involved in this complex sector and how is it helping us here on earth?
International Space exploration is working to develop advanced technologies that help everyday individuals here on earth, as outlined by NASA just some of these are:
1. Supporting water purification efforts worldwide
Joint collaborations between aid organizations and NASA technology show just how effectively space research can adapt to contribute answers to global problems. Using technology developed for the space station, at-risk areas can gain access to advanced water filtration and purification systems, making a life-saving difference in these communities.
2. Bringing space station ultrasound to the ends of the Earth
Medical care has become more accessible in remote regions by the use of small ultrasound units, telemedicine, and remote guidance techniques, just like those used for people living aboard the international space station.
3. Making inoperable tumours operable with a robotic arm
The same technology that went into developing neuroArm, the world’s first robot capable of performing surgery inside magnetic resonance machines, was born from the Canadarm, Canadarm2 and Dextre, the Canadian Space Agency’s family of space robots responsible for performing the heavy lifting and maintenance aboard the International Space Station.
4. Monitoring natural disasters from space
An imaging system used in space captures photographs of Earth from space for use in developing countries affected by natural disasters. Images from orbit can help with rapid response efforts to floods, fires, volcanic eruptions, deforestation, harmful algal blooms, and other types of natural events. Since the station passes over more than 90% of the Earth’s populated areas every 24 hours, it is available to provide imagery to developing nations quickly, collecting up to 1,000 images per day.
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