As a systematic scientist, I’m often asked how much I think building satellites for space and other space exploration and expedition has impacted our world. It’s a totally rational question. The short answer is that space exploration has tremendously helped shape our world. In fact, space travel has played an incomparable role in improving the state of the world and has led to a tremendous awareness of our ecosphere and the enormous universe that we live in. As a systematic scientist who has spent years in my chosen field and worked with different people from different walks of life, I can boldly say that the impacts of space expedition cannot be overemphasized.
How Space Travel Has Affected Our Lives – from the Perspective of a Systematic Scientist, Denis Bederov
Animals were the first species sent into space, but the USSR successfully sent cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin into space aboard the Sputnik 1 in 1961. Hence, Gagarin became the first human ever to orbit the Earth. Eight years later, millions watched from their televisions as Neil Armstrong’s pioneer moon landing was broadcast live. However, the greater impact of this space exploration went far beyond the national pride of the USA, it exposed us to a new era of technology. From that moment up until now, it has motivated thousands to study engineering and physics. Even today, a systematic scientist like me can attribute the inspiration for their careers to the strides of space travel.
About 5 decades ago, astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human ever to set foot on another celestial body by landing on the moon. Up till then, a lot of people never deemed it possible that easier access to space would be so possible in that era. That pivotal moment when a human stepped foot on another world heralded the end of one phase of human civilization and the consequent beginning of a new one. Without gainsaying, milestones like these have not only shaped public perception but also greatly altered the course of human history. Since then, about a dozen other astronauts have walked on the moon, among the growing number of over half a thousand astronauts that have been to space.
Denis Bederov Believes that Space Travel Influenced Synthesis of Tools and Expansion of Space Knowledge
Space study, travel, and exploration have led to the synthesis of a wide range of hardware, software and processes that can be applied across several fields. Singlehandedly, space travel has provided a significant amount of vital knowledge in the education of people about a basic understanding of how our planet and the larger universe work. Some other notable direct benefits of space exploration include a wider knowledge that exists about space and the discovery of distant planets and galaxies, thus exposing us to the fundamentals of our universe.
Since TIROS I, the first weather satellite was launched on April 1, 1960, and many countries in the world today has gone ahead to launch satellites for different purposes, ranging from communication to weather forecasting, security, and several other functions. Today, the number of weather satellites in space has increased significantly, and much more than ever before, these satellites are now more sophisticated. Satellites now move in geostationary orbit – at the same speed as the Earth’s rotation, taking high-quality pictures of clouds and observing weather patterns. This has gone a long way in enhancing meteorologists to monitor and accurately forecast weather conditions, so they can give advanced warnings for disasters such as tsunamis and hurricanes, and thereby save lives.
The conclusion from a Systemic Scientist, Denis Bederov
I believe that as a systematic scientist, the innovation and exploration of the space terrain has served an inspiration for us. Embarking on space travel, astronauts leaving earth and defying gravity, taking steps on the moon, and various other achievements were pivotal moments in human civilization. Particularly, the scientific and technological advancements that followed space colonization all serve an inspiration to the scientific community of students, researchers, and every systematic scientist globally.
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