These images are a triumph of human curiosity, engineering, genius, and passion. They are not only gorgeous but also incredibly scientifically important. And the goal to learn more about our universe invariably results in spin-off technologies that improve human life — innovations that frankly likely wouldn’t have been developed in our lifetimes otherwise.
We can and must empower ever-greater understanding of our world by championing public institutions like NASA.
Again, there is a link in the comments regarding spin-off technologies to help people see the crucially important, real-world benefits of supporting scientific research in general and of NASA in particular.
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The dawn of a new era in astronomy has begun as the world gets its first look at the full capabilities of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, a partnership with ESA (European Space Agency) and CSA (Canadian Space Agency).
NASA continues to illustrate the power of public institutions through its discoveries, its engineering, its spin-off technologies, and its ability to inspire all those who aspire to make the world a better place. The innovative use of kapton for the sun shield is awe-inspiring alone. A link to NASA's page on the over 2000 spin-off technologies it has created *so far* is included in a comment below.
NASA Television provides live coverage of launches, spacewalks and other mission events, as well as the latest news briefings, video files, and the This Week @NASA report.