Space Tech: From Rainforest Management to Wind Skiers (1999)

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The many uses of satellites are demonstrated in Space Tech: From Rainforest Management to Wind Skiers, as the program highlights orbiting instruments that can see past the dense clouds over rainforests to reveal data essential to scientists and conservationists. Massive, far away asteroids can be monitored with the help of satellites, and when the Kuwait oil fires sent up black, vision-defeating smoke, ground crews received assistance from satellites. Wind tunnels developed for aircraft and space vehicle testing is also utilized by Olympic skiers, as they train for their competitions.