SPACE TRAVEL MAKES LIFE ON EARTH BETTER
A lot of people see space as a playground for the superrich, as a waste of the taxpayers’ money or as just another battlefield for politicians. But they fail to see the most important characteristic of all: Space is a huge source of innovation. Did you know that most of the things that you are using every day are here because of space travel? Solar panels, GPS, portable computers, recycling techniques, even water treatment facilities. Space also helps us track and understand global changes in agriculture, climate, fishery, deforestation and desertification thanks to monitoring systems in space. Almost every solution we have on this planet was developed to solve a problem in space and was then commercialised for daily use on Earth. Space exploration challenges us to continuously develop new technology, which eventually makes life on Earth better.