Space Tech: From Environmental Satellites to Lightning Lessons (1999)

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Materials developed for use on spacecraft can also be utilized in other areas, and Space Tech: From Environmental Satellites to Lightning demonstrates how meteorology and medicine have realized benefits from space technology. Cameras in space are able to relay complex data about lightning, and this information may enable meteorologists to predict severe weather systems more accurately. When the Statue of Liberty needed restoration, a NASA-designed material that resisted corrosion was used. Experiments performed in the weightless environment of space can yield vaccines against stubborn parasites.