NASA Implements New, Potentially Earth-Saving Technology


Photo created by Madeline Ellis.


Flying through space at 14,000 miles per hour, passing through the endless stars, with one final mission: to save humanity.

Unlike the dinosaurs, our modern technology has given us the ability to completely knock an asteroid off its path.

This can protect earth in the future from countless objects that may have the implications of impacting it.

Advances in space technology have been remarkable.

Space is the one thing the human race strives to figure out completely; however, that is impossible.

Attempting to learn about space has brought light to some of humanity’s greatest achievements while having the ability to open up endless possibilities for the future.

This September scientists at NASA accomplished something huge- they were able to hit an asteroid off its course in the DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) mission.

Although this task took a great amount of time and money, it opened up the idea to things scientists didn’t see previously possible.

NASA, on their website, said, “DART represents an unprecedented success for planetary defense, but it is also a mission of unity with a real benefit for all humanity.”

The amount of math and planning something like this takes is vast, but it has the ability to save the planet from disruption.

In another exciting development, NASA is going back to the moon.

NASA said, “NASA will land the first woman and first person of color on the Moon, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before.”

This represents not only great possibilities for the future, but also shows how the space industry is diversifying.

Space expeditions will provide information on our world that we didn’t know before.

Going back to the moon and taking time to study the moon (unlike the first moon landing) can uncover vast amounts of information on the world.

The Nuclear Energy Institute said, “Space exploration is foundational to climate science because it provides us with more information about the Earth [and] our solar system.”

Expanding our knowledge to this extent is vital in order to make positive improvements to how we run our world.

For example, global warming is an ongoing issue; the problems this may inflict can be devastating.

However, these new space technologies show the possibilities to further space exploration.

If earth were in some sort of danger, the ability to explore space could show potential solutions.

Space is likely the human race’s future, and there is an infinite amount of information to be discovered.