Nasa updating technology for space travel
As he mentioned during his Twitter town hall, President Obama understands how important these efforts are for NASA: “What we need is that next technological breakthrough. so what we’ve said is, rather than keep on doing the same thing, let’s invest in basic research around new technologies that can get us places faster, allow human space flight to last longer....But in order to do that, we’re actually going to need some technological breakthroughs that we don’t have yet.” The Technology Demonstration Missions announced today are the beginning of NASA’s effort to break technological boundaries in space exploration.According to the NASA website, civilian astronauts earn a yearly salary between ,724 and 1,715.There have been, however, certain perks to the job.These innovations position NASA for a bright future.We tend to think of space travel in only the noblest of terms; steely-eyed men and women exploring the final frontier, the advancement of all human knowledge.At 38 meters per side, the space solar sail being developed is seven times larger than any other sail flown in space, four times larger than what can be tested in ground-based facilities, and has the possibility to enable many kinds of new space missions, including those relevant to solar flare activity, orbital debris removal, or propellant-less deep space missions.NASA's space technology pipeline is already taking the ideas of our nation’s innovators from concept to flight.
Traveling to space remains an inexact science; incidents like the Challenger and Columbia disasters prove we have yet to perfect the procedure.
Although NASA certainly did not officially endorse Corvettes, the vast majority of astronauts drove them.