Ever since the 1969 moon landings, people have been transfixed with space innovations and space travel. The current societal fixation with space travel has now resulted in a resurgence of space-related technological advancements. Companies and organizations are continuing to push for space innovations that could change the way humans see and interact with the universe beyond our planet.
One notable space-related innovation comes from SpaceX, where the company will offer a rocket rideshare program for those wishing to launch satellites. Rideshare missions will begin in 2020. The rideshare missions will make satellite launching much more accessible for any organization that wishes to do so.
Another advancement in the field of space travel comes from Blue Original and it is a self-sustaining space habitat concept, titled Blue Moon. The habitat would be able to provide shelter for those undergoing space travel.
Lastly, a crowdfunded spacecraft named the LightSail 2, was able to successfully operate a solar sail during space travel. Solar sail research could result in aa more efficient way for spacecraft to travel.
From Satellite Rideshare Programs to Solar Sail Spacecrafts
Satellite Launching Services
SpaceX Will Now Offer Rocket a Rideshare Program for Satellites
Reusable Rocket Initiatives
Rocket Lab Will Be Able to Reuse Its Rockets by Helicopter Retrieval
Moon Water Space Missions
The Space Startup ispace Will Attempt to Extract Water from the Moon
Rocket Hovering Tests
The Spacex Starhopper Test Vehicle Has Completed a Launch Attempt
Satellite Launch Agreements
Virgin Orbit Will Put Satellites into Orbit for the UK Air Force
Solar Sail Spacecrafts
The LightSail 2 is Uses the Sun's Energy for Space Travel
Commercial Space Flights
The SpaceX Starship is Set for Inagural Voyage in 2021
Light-Emitting Space Billboards
StartRocket Revolutionizes Traditional Advertising Techniques
Terraforming Mission Vehicles
This Land Rover Vehicle is Designed for a Future Mars Mission
Moon Rover Development Partnerships
Toyota and the Japan Aerospace Agency Will Create a Rover
Self-Sustaining Space Habitat Concepts
Blue Origin's Blue Moon Was Released in Washington, DC