Synopsis by Alice Day
Technology designed for the space program has been applied to the medical industry, as well as other commercial areas such as water treatment and firefighting. Experiments performed by astronauts in the weightless conditions of space might yield new medications against incurable diseases. Space Tech: From Space Forestry to One-Handed Cars looks at sensors monitoring premature infants, instruments originally designed for use on the space shuttle. Lunar rover development is resulting in better ways to provide disabled individuals the opportunity to drive their own vehicles.