Synopsis by Alice Day
When the Sojourner spacecraft explored Mars, viewers all over the world could watch its movements in real time at Mars.com, thanks to NASA technology. This series continues to document technological advances originating in the nation's space program, with an emphasis on the many contributions of satellites. These orbiting monitors keep track of a large variety of systems on Earth, including agricultural and oil industry concerns. Software created for satellites and for astronaut use have found applications in oil rigs and world communication, as Space Tech: From Mars.com to Sun Suits indicates.