In order to get people into space, scientists and engineers have had to get creative. They have invented lots of new things for astronauts – but many of these things have changed the lives of people on Earth too. For example, satellite navigation helps people to find their way around every day, and artificial limbs give disabled people more mobility.
However, space innovations do not benefit everyone equally. For example, not everyone can afford space innovations like high speed internet and remote medical care.
Look at the pictures below to explore more examples of space innovations!
Now have a go at these questions!
- Which people benefit most from space innovations?
- Which people benefit least from space innovations?
- Which space innovation is most important for you? For example, do you use any of the things from the picture?
Share your ideas in the comments below. Remember you can let others know what you think by replying directly to their comment.