Space Products & Innovation
Interactions Between Space and Non-Space
The United States was impacted by 14 natural disasters that each caused over a billion dollars in damage in 2019. Fortunately, scientists are using a multitude of resources to learn more about severe weather, including. . .
The innovation that characterizes space programs and operations presents a complementary set of opportunities for space agencies: new ideas to solve complicated problems in space (spin-ons) and new ways to adapt space technologies for beneficial products and services for Earth (spinoffs).
Space has a unique ability to capture people’s imagination, whether it is based on a scientific curiosity, technological marvel, or even philosophical contemplation. Many products educate people about space, use space as a theme for games and other forms of entertainment, or do both at the same time.
Individuals, companies, and nations continue to create many other space-related products and services. Governments, which benefit directly and indirectly from new space products and services, often play an important supporting role in their development.