There is a lot that is happening on our planet and in Space. Technological advancement is leading to an improved way of viewing our planet and giving people better opportunities to discover more about Space.
The increasing advancement in technology has led to increased discoveries and astronauts are constantly keeping us updated.
There are various Space missions that have been planned and are scheduled to take place in 2018, 2019 and beyond.
With more knowledge and utilization of improved technology, there are many tech, smart tech, electric and electronic gadgets that are being made.
For example, we can see gadgets like drone cameras, telescopes, rechargeable power packs, levitating speakers and lamps, smart electronics like light bulbs and many other gadgets.
With these new innovations, we are sure to see new products and discoveries made in the future.
Solar System and Art
It’s no doubt that there is a lot going on in and around space, new discoveries have been made and missions are being planned and technology being put in place for execution.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX announced that they would send the Japanese billionaire, Yusaku Maezawa to the moon. Yusaku said that he would not go alone; he would go together with six artists.
“I choose to go to the moon,” said Yusaku.
Yusaku is a passionate art collector and when addressing a small crowd at SpaceX's headquarters he announced that he had secured tickets for six artists that he would later select and invite to go along with him.
Yusaku is actually the first paying customer to secure a ride to space on the Big Falcon Rocket, which is SpaceX next-generation rocket. According to Elon Musk, the circuit around the Moon could happen as soon as 2023.
Yusaku hopes that the artists that he will invite along will be moved by the experience they will encounter on the moon to create unique artworks. In fact, Musk described this journey to the moon as a universal art project.
NASA successfully launches ASPIRE to test check supersonic parachute
NASA has a great mission to land on Mars. This prompted it to be creative and innovative enough in order to perform its space exploration missions on Mars.
NASA, therefore, was able to launch Advanced Supersonic Inflation Research Experiment (ASPIRE) so that it could test the supersonic parachute that would play a great role in the space exploration missions to land on Mars.
The ASPIRE test was conducted in the sky where the conditions that are similar to those of the entrance Mars were created.
The conditions were designed to mimic the conditions that a spacecraft would experience during its Entry to Mars, descent, and landing.
The solar system and the latest tech innovation
Tech innovation has really helped in the study of the solar system. Due to technological innovation, robots have been built and they are making space exploration possible.
There are robots at the International Space Station which help astronauts to complete their tasks as well as make their jobs easier.
Robot rovers have really helped in the exploration of Mars. For example, the Mars Exploration Rover, one of the most identifiable space robots has been sending photos, video, and data about Mars for the last five or so years.
The following are spacecraft that have travelled beyond the boundaries of the solar system.
There are five spacecraft that have achieved enough velocity to travel beyond the boundaries of the solar system.
The first one is the Voyager 1 which travelled into interstellar space in 2012. There are Voyager 2 and New Horizons which are still active. The others are Pioneers 10 and 11 which have remained inactive for many years.
With new discoveries of the solar system, we are definitely going to see more tech innovation and information.