We all benefit by NASA’s space exploration
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., – Many people joined with NASA Nov. 26 to celebrate the successful landing of InSight Mars Lander. This is yet another step to better understand how our solar system was formed and prepare for future exploration missions of the red planet. NASA also just announced the award of contracts to nine companies that are eligible to provide delivery services for instruments and technology to enable working on the moon. This comes as commercial companies are literally launching a new space economy delivering supplies to astronauts on the International Space Station, preparing to launch tourists into space, and expanding scientific research in space. These are certainly exciting times for any space enthusiast, says director of the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center David McBride in the Daily Press.
The Intelligent Aerospace take:
December 3, 2018 --It's been said before, but it bears repeating: space exploration has brought us myriad things that make life on terra firma more convenient for all, and even possible for others thanks to water filtration technologies and automatic external defibrillators developed for NASA. In the aeronautics field, the Apollo guidance computer that helped land American astronauts on the moon would later be repurposed to control fly-by-wire aircraft. With NASA's InSight lander reaching Mars last week, it's as good a time as any to recognize the extraordinary technological leaps made possible by space exploration.
Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
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