An artist&#39s illustration of our solar system and what lies beyond, including the interstellar medium, then other galaxies, and finally the closest exoplanets to Earth. Credit: Charles Carter/Keck Institute for Space StudiesBut the daunting challenges to sending robotic probes to the stars should be motivating, not discouraging, Sheehy said.
A estimated that activities related to space contributed $180 billion to the economy in 2005. More than 60 percent of this came from commercial goods and services created by companies related to space technology. The space economy includes commercial space products and services.NASA also receives less than these other six departments.
The , also called , was launched on 5 November 2013 by the (ISRO). It was successfully inserted into Martian orbit on 24 September 2014. The mission is a technology demonstrator, and as secondary objective, it will also study the Martian atmosphere. This is India&aposs first mission to Mars, and with it, ISRO became the fourth space agency to successfully reach Mars after the Soviet Union, (USA) and (Europe). It also made the second space agency to reach Mars orbit on its first attempt (the first national on
Another possibility is using 3-D printers that “build 3-D objects up layer by layer. Why couldn’t we build a cell that way? Why couldn’t we build food that way? Could you print a pizza?”By Pat Brennan, NASA&#39s Exoplanet Exploration