Space Products & Innovation
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If a company manages to create a significant product or service for those needs, the Space Foundation provides an opportunity for recognition. The Space Foundation’s Space Technology Hall of Fame® inducts two deserving space technologies annually. Working with panels of space technology experts and agencies, the Space Foundation identifies and promotes . . .
Space products and services directly help individuals with travel and entertainment. Personal spaceflight, while still evolving, continues to garner media attention as space vehicle manufacturers test hardware and announce new services. Technologies developed for use in space are also finding application in a range of entertainment markets, including professional swimming.
When space and data technology come together in a car, the car starts knowing where it is.
Positioning, navigation, and timing technology comes together with databases, and socially-networked communications to pinpoint charging station availability.
Smartphone software applications aid drivers with detailed travel plans.
Satellite rainfall data might help Indian residents save money.
Ranchers and space technology work together to herd cattle.
As humans continue to explore space, their ingenuity brings the technology used for space operations and exploration down to Earth. Whether leading sport-fishermen to a favorite fishing hole, or helping farmers predict crop yields, space products and services continue to make things convenient for humans and help them survive during turbulent times.
From designing fire-resistant underwear to predicting floods and droughts, each endeavor is a step toward improving life with space technology. Space products and services result from humans creatively pursuing solutions to problems and questions in day-to-day life. The knowledge and expertise we gain from operating in space is regularly used to exceed old standards and set new ones at home on Earth.