- Space technologies form a large part of our everyday life.
- Although space missions often receive public pushback due to their huge budgets, the technologies created for these missions will continue to improve our lives.
- Here are a few examples of technologies that are already in use on a global scale, as well as a few that are under development and could change our lives in the future.
Since the space age began, people have debated the importance of space exploration.
Over the years, many have asked how we can justify spending billions on space missions, or how we can look into sending humans to Mars when there are so many problems here on Earth.
Rising costs for ambitious space missions and budget overruns are causing even more pushback.
However, these arguments overlook a key point. Space technology has already drastically changed the way we live our lives on Earth, and it will continue to do so.
Here are a few key examples of space technologies that are either being adapted for use on Earth or are already widely used to make our lives easier.