What has today’s space shuttle launch, got to do with renewable energy, helping the environment or saving electricity? Well let’s think about it.
Today they have taken up what I think is the last piece of the International Space Station construction, i.e. one very large bay window for the astronauts relaxation lounge! I am really looking forward to hopefully seeing their space photographs in the near future.
So that probably means new technology, and sooner or later that generally filters down to us mere mortals here on Earth thereby helping the environment.
With the extreme cold temperature of space it just has to be the most efficient piece of glazing in or out of this world, right! So that must save on power probably in the form of electricity, which must come from some whiz of a power source on their celestial home, giving the benefits of renewable energy.
Then there are the interesting experiments with regards, weightlessness and the problems that may be caused by prolonged weightlessness, such as when colonizing the moon or sending man to Mars where time management demands meaningful care of all activities.
So just like you and me, they need to exercise to keep flesh and bone in tiptop condition, and hence some of the experiments I believe are to find out how they can meaningfully exercise on a treadmill, which incidentally, was also taken up with them today.
Somehow they will have to tie them on to it to stop them floating away, but it still has to be in such away so as for them to be able to give equal and opposite force on the machine which enables them to move freely, and at the same time hold down firm enough for them to be able to ‘feel’ weight’ of their bodies as they pound the treadmill to give the necessary internal biological responses that does such things as keeping the bones and muscles strong, and the necessary responses to their internal mechanisms for rejuvenating the blood cells amongst other things.
It was very heartening to see them all launch safely, and I’m sure we all wish all astronauts bon-voyage, a successful mission, and safe return to mother Earth.
Enjoy your day,