Today Sir Richard Branson took his first trip into outer space. I don’t know about you but I think this is AMAZING! Even though it was a short trip just outside the atmosphere, I’m still in awe of how the original astronauts went to the moon on what we consider “low-tech” technology.
Some people question the amount of money that all of these Billionaires are spending to get their ship into space. I’ve even thought “why aren’t they spending all of this money to cure cancer and other diseases”?
I found this great infographic that shows many of the products discovered as a result of space travel. Six of them are being used in life-saving applications
Well, it turns out that space exploration has produced many spin-off products that many of us use today.
It would be interesting to see if any of you know of any other spin-offs as a result of space travel not shown in this image.