Synopsis by Alice Day
The medical profession has realized many benefits stemming from space technology, and in Space Tech: From Solar Wind to Mars Mapping, several applications are demonstrated. Robotic developments enable surgeons to perform microsurgery more successfully. Imaging methods used in space have been adapted to let doctors see inside the human body without invasive surgeries. Other segments in this episode include a look at the importance of solar wind monitoring, and the techniques space scientists use to determine the land features of Mars.