The world of space exploration got a new lease on life in 2020. The year started off with the successful launch of OneWeb’s low earth orbit satellite constellation, which will provide internet access to virtually anyone in rural communities worldwide and is set to reach 80% of people across Africa by 2022.
From Past to Present
In the past year, we’ve seen a lot of progress in space technology. This was apparent with SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch and its successful return to Earth as well as NASA making contact with EM-1 for the first time!
We’re also excited about what new advancements this will lead to since there are many important projects taking place like how sending astronauts back into orbit could prepare us for future manned missions on Mars.
This Year in Space Technology
This year in space technology, we saw a new discovery that would revolutionize the way of life for our species. It’s hard to forget about Elon Musk and his huge announcement at this years International Astronautical Congress: he announced Starlink as SpaceXs answer to global internet coverage!
The plan is simple- 12000 satellites will orbit Earth with an altitude averaging 550 km (340 miles). With 5G speeds achievable from anywhere on earth, it’ll be easy to get online no matter where you are; so long WiFi hotspots or sketchy airport connections! This could mean being able see loved ones across oceans while they’re still alive without expensive plane tickets. Or finally watching your favorite TV show when it airs instead of waiting weeks later after binge
The Future of Space Technology
In the year 2026, we are going to be able to 3D print food. There is also new technology being developed that will allow us to build a better rocket faster and cheaper than ever before with virtually no pollution from manufacturing it or launching it into space!
This next decade in world-changing technologies includes building structures on Mars by guiding robots using artificial intelligence (AI), creating rockets more efficiently through reuse of materials and innovative design tools for early stage prototyping like additive printing, as well as pioneering AI’s potential applications for outer space exploration.
The vast blackness of the cosmos is tantalizing. There are more galaxies than we can count, and each one holds billions of stars just waiting to be explored by mankind’s curiosity-driven explorations into space technology. Yet as our society becomes increasingly dependent on virtual reality for entertainment purposes, it seems that the last frontier will remain untouched in favor of immersive video games such as “Asteroids” or exploration via apps like Google Maps’ latest AR update.
There still remains a small percentage who refuse to limit their knowledge or wonderment solely within digital realms and instead crave an experience closer to home which they cannot find anywhere else: outer space!
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