Space exploration is the discovery and exploration of celestial structures in outer space by means of evolving and growing space technology. The early era of space exploration was driven by a "Space Race" between the Soviet Union and the United States.
Accordingly, what are some tools and devices used for space exploration?
Below are a few of the tools used to construct the International Space Station, one of the most challenging feats of engineering ever attempted.
- Pistol-Grip Tool. The main tool used by spacewalkers is this 21st century hand-drill, built by Swales Aerospace Inc.
- Robot Crane.
- Trace Gas Analyzer.
- Safety Tethers.
What is NASA and what do they do?
NASA stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA was started in 1958 as a part of the United States government. NASA is in charge of U.S. science and technology that has to do with airplanes or space.
Can we live in space?
Space is a harsh environment for humans—we didn't evolve to live there. Systems throughout our body have specifically evolved to function under the stresses of gravity. Because our muscles are constantly working against gravity on Earth, those muscles have a lot less work to do in space.