International Space Station Benefits for Humanity, 3rd Edition


>>ONE OF THE GREAT POWERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION IS ITS DURATION– THE ABILITY TO DO AND EXPERIMENT, TAKE THAT KNOWLEDGE, DESIGN A NEW EXPERIMENT, FOLLOW ON WITH THAT KNOWLEDGE, AND THEN DO THE NEXT GENERATION AFTER THAT.>>NASA’S BEEN LAUNCHING VEHICLES FOR DECADES, AND EACH ONE OF THOSE VEHICLES HAS AN EXPERIMENT ON THEM. BUT NEVER BEFORE HAVE WE HAD A LABORATORY TOTALLY DEDICATED TO THESE KIND OF EXPERIMENTS.>>ONE OF THE THINGS THAT’S MOST PROMISING IS THAT THE SCIENTIFIC VALUE AND THE ECONOMIC VALUE THAT WILL COME FROM THE SPACE STATION RESEARCH IS JUST STARTING TO SHOW UP.>>THE DEVELOPMENTS THAT WE’RE MAKING NOW ARE REALLY SETTING THE STAGE FOR THIS COMMERCIAL MARKET INTO SPACE. THE EFFORTS THAT HAVE LED UP TO THIS, THROUGH THE PERFORMANCE OF ALL OF THESE RESEARCH INVESTIGATIONS THAT WE’VE ALREADY HAD ON BOARD, DOING FOUNDATIONAL RESEARCH, AND TESTING OUT NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND METHODS FEED THIS MARKET, AND FEED THE CAPABILITY OF-OF DOING FUTURE RESEARCH IN SPACE, AND ALSO IN HAVING NEW COMMERCIAL ENTITIES OPERATE IN THAT SPACE.>>WE PUT TOGETHER THE “ISS BENEFITS FOR HUMANITY” BOOK TO REALLY COMPILE THE STORIES THAT WE KNEW OF THE AMAZING THINGS THAT HAD BEEN ACCOMPLISHED. THE CHALLENGE WITH SCIENCE IS THAT IT TAKES TIME. SO EVEN A NEW DISCOVERY THAT IS CLEARLY RELEVANT TO TREATING A MEDICAL CONDITION COULD TAKE DECADES FOR THAT TREATMENT TO ACTUALLY COME TO MARKET. AND SO WE WANTED TO CAPTURE THE STATE OF THOSE DIFFERENT NEW DISCOVERIES AND HOW THEY WERE PROCEEDING INTO BENEFITS FOR HUMANITY, BUT WE ALSO WANTED TO TELL THE STORIES OF THE PEOPLE WHOSE LIVES HAD ALREADY BEEN CHANGED.>>WE’VE PUT IN SPECIALIZED SECTIONS TO BOTH ECONOMIC VALUE AND SCIENTIFIC VALUE IN ORDER TO TRY AND DEMONSTRATE TO FOLKS WHAT SORT OF VALUE SPACE STATION RESEARCH HAS.>>THE SCIENTIFIC VALUATION SECTION, WE WERE INTERESTED IN JUST SAYING, “HEY, WE HAVE “ALL THESE PUBLICATIONS, “THESE SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS “THAT COME FROM ISS. “WHAT SHOULD WE DO WITH THEM? “HOW SHOULD WE COMMUNICATE “WHY THEY’RE IMPORTANT?” YEAH, WE’VE GOT THOUSANDS OF PUBLICATIONS, BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN? AND HOW HAS IT ADVANCED SCIENCE AS A WHOLE FOR EARTH, AND ALSO FOR SPACE FLIGHT? SO WHAT WAS SHOCKING TO ME IS, WOW, LOOK AT ALL THE PUBLICATIONS THAT HAVE COME FROM SPACE STATION RESEARCH, AND OTHER PEOPLE IN NON-SPACE DISCIPLINES ARE FINDING THOSE PUBLICATIONS AND USING THEM IN THEIR OWN RESEARCH. AND WHERE YOU CAN INTEGRATE SPACE RESEARCH INTO EVERYDAY RESEARCH ON EARTH, YOU KNOW YOU’RE HAVING THE MOST IMPACT ON SCIENCE.>>ONE THING WE’RE ADDING IS A LOT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN LOW EARTH ORBIT THAT IS LEVERAGING THE SPACE STATION.>>THE SPACE ECONOMY TODAY IS STILL EMERGING. BUT ITS VALUATION HAS DOUBLED IN THE LAST TEN YEARS. AND THERE ARE MORE ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS IN LOW EARTH ORBIT THAN THERE HAVE EVER BEEN. THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE COMMERCIALIZATION IN A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT WAYS. FIRST, WITH COMMERCIAL RESUPPLY, ENCOURAGING COMPANIES TO DEVELOP THEIR OWN CAPABILITIES, AND THEN THOSE CAPABILITIES CAN BE USED NOT JUST BY THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION. IN TERMS OF RESEARCH, THERE ARE 12 COMMERCIAL FACILITIES THAT ARE OPERATING RIGHT NOW, AND THEY’VE GREATLY EXPANDED THE KINDS OF RESEARCH THAT CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED ON ISS. AND THEY’RE REALLY BRINGING BOTH NEW CUSTOMERS INTO THE SPACE MARKET, BUT ALSO THEY ARE ALLOWING NEW ENTITIES TO FORM THAT ARE LEARNING THE PROCESSES BY WHICH YOU CONDUCT BUSINESS IN SPACE.>>COMMERCIALIZATION IS KEY TO THE FURTHER EXPLORATION MISSION THAT NASA HAS. WE INTEND TO USE SPACE STATION TO HELP COMMERCIAL ENTITIES ENTER THE MARKET IN LOW EARTH ORBIT, AND WE ALSO EXPECT THEM TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE GOODS AND SERVICES THAT SOMEDAY WILL HELP US IN OUR EXPLORATION MISSION BEYOND LOW EARTH ORBIT.>>SCIENTISTS TEND TO ASK, “WHAT’S THE NEXT QUESTION?” SO THE NEXT QUESTION FOR SPACE STATION IS WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO NEXT WITH THIS PLATFORM?>>THIS IS THE GOLDEN AGE OF RESEARCH. WE WILL LIKELY NEVER SEE SUCH A STRONG MICROGRAVITY SCIENCE PROGRAM IN THE FUTURE. WE WILL HAVE LOTS OF HUMAN EXPLORATION, BUT TO HAVE A SUSTAINED LABORATORY IN THE WAY THAT WE HAVE NOW, NOW’S THE TIME.>>THIS RESEARCH IS FEEDING OUR EXPLORATION GOALS BEYOND LOW EARTH ORBIT, AND DEVELOPING THE COMPANIES THAT HOPE TO MAKE LOW EARTH ORBIT PART OF THEIR BUSINESS PLANS. THESE TWO GOALS GO HAND IN HAND, AND THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION IS THE WAY TO GET THERE.>>WE REALLY WANNA TELL THE STORIES OF PEOPLE, AND PRODUCTS, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT– ALL OF THOSE THINGS THAT ARE MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE– THROUGH OUR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION ON THE SPACE STATION. [ MUSIC ]

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