Advancements in Space Technology Helping the Environment
Advancements in Space Technology Helping the Environment Although technological advancements may be costly it can benefit the environment.Technological Advancements can benefit the environment.
Research shows that improving technology can make the environment safer and improve our knowledge about Earth by looking at some information like flood control and water pollution. If space exploration becomes a well-established firm in the government agenda, not only can it help humans explore the vast frontier of space helping humans with sciences and engineering but it can help the environment on Earth more efficient by letting society know about the things which they cannot see on Earth like incoming storms or flood control. Seeing things from outer space can help human look at our home and see what things society can do to preserve our home, Earth. Improvements in technology have been rapidly growing from generation to generation and have already made our lifestyles more efficient for the people and the environment. For example The Solar Panel was invented to collect solar rays and generate electricity to run our busy days.
By using solar panels humans do not need to mine up coal and destroy our environment to get burning fossil fuels like coal, natural gas, and oil. Using solar-generated electricity prevents damage to the environment. Therefore improving the technology and space exploration can make ‘magic”. From space or on board the International Space Station (ISS) humans can monitor the earth and look at things that effect the environment like natural disasters or flooding.As Dr. Conrad C.
Lautenbacher mentions in his blog “The star that lights our day and gives us life, the Sun, also generates periodic disturbances — solar storms and flares — that give rise to effects that rain upon the Earth. While this space weather has minimal impact on humans in the normal course of events, it can have a devastating impact on the electric power generating systems as well as the electronic and computer infrastructure that keeps modern society going.” Dr. Lautenbacher also states that in the future ,solar storms might occur and can cause $1 to $2 trillion in damages. The United States and other countries have improved the systems and currently track these storms to make sure that the Earth does not experience these catastrophic storms.
Not only can humans monitor solar storms but they can also monitor storms and accurately display key information to society like water pollution, wind movement, natural disasters, habitat relocation, etc. From space humans can see Earth at a different perspective than what they see on Earth. This perspective is the “door” to solving all of the earthly environmental issues. From space astronauts and scientists can see the Earth as a whole and can study parts of the world that look in trouble. “We’re seeing the space station come into its own as an Earth-observing platform,” says Julie Robinson, chief scientist for the International Space Station Program.
“It has a different orbit than other Earth-observing satellites. It is closer to Earth, and it sees Earth at different times of day with a different schedule.” Not only does space exploration help the environment by monitoring natural disaster, sea level, flooding, etc. Space exploration lets humans study and monitor microbes that can cause severe illnesses and also can monitor sever and deadly virus breakouts like Ebola and Malaria. Technological advancements in space exploration can help improve the way we look at Earth and improve the way of living and make Earth a clean environment and improve the way of living.
Not only does space exploration help monitor our home but also humans can explore deep and outer space for new stars, planets, galaxies, and many more things. These explorations can help our society find new resources and even new planets which our species could sometime inhabit. As NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) tells us on their government webpage. “Low Earth orbit turns out to be a great place to study the planet below. In recent years astronauts trained to photograph Earth have gathered data on desert dust, coral reefs, urban growth, pollution, glaciers, hurricanes, lightning, river deltas, volcanic plumes, Northern and Southern Lights and much more.
” Seeing things from space helps humans find solutions for Earthly problems and helps society maintain a balanced environment and ecosystem by using the latest technology to improve the way of living. Some critics against space exploration and technological advancements might say that space exploration costs too much and is wasting the money of the nation. “NASA’s 2015 budget is $17.5 billion. It is estimated that the total economic benefit of each dollar spent on the space program has been between $8 and $10. Compare that to Americans spending more than $35 billion a year on pizza or the national total annual economic cost of tobacco exceeding $250 billion and you can see that our return on our NASA investment is rather high.
” (Wallace Fowler, Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics). Research even shows that the total United States space budget is only about 2% of the nation’s total budget. Also space exploration can help find new discoveries in medicine and health, science, and general knowledge about the massive frontier of space. All these things can help society grow as a whole and improve living and health standards to all the people on Earth today.As Andreas Sowa (Professor of Aerospace, Europe) says, “Since 1975 the European Space Agency (ESA) coordinates and embodies the national space programs of its member states, and even before that, European nations were already contributing towards the scientific exploration of the universe. By means of a few guiding questions, this article will in the following attempt to give a coherent overview of Europe’s current involvement in space exploration, as well as consider the virtues of space flight in general.
ESA funds are largely made up of contributions from its participatory countries as well as the European Union. Currently its annual budget is around ˆ 4 billion. While this may sounds like a lot of money, the sum is easily dwarfed by what NASA, the American agency, spends. NASA has an annual budget of over 14 billion Euros. In relative terms that is about 0.
5% of the American federal budget, well down form close to 4% during the time of the Apollo Program that sent humans to the moon.” In conclusion space exploration is very helpful to society and makes our world a better place filled with knowledge and exploration. In conclusion although technological advancements may be costly it can benefit the environment. Research shows that improving technology can make the environment safer and improve our knowledge about Earth by looking at some information like flood control and water pollution. If space exploration becomes a well-established firm in the government agenda, not only can it help humans explore the vast frontier of space helping humans with sciences and engineering but it can help the environment on Earth more efficient by letting society know about the things which they cannot see on Earth like incoming storms or flood control. Seeing things from outer space can help human look at our home and see what things society can do to preserve our home, Earth.
Space exploration improves society and can help humans become more efficient.