Not all trips into space are taken to visit planets. Space’s zero-gravity environment provides chances to do experiments that are impossible to perform on Earth. The knowledge we obtain from these trials can help us better not only our activities in space but also a number of operations on Earth.
The International Space Station (ISS) crew attempted to adapt glass manufacturing techniques on Monday, July 5. Even artificial intelligence was used by them.
According to NASA, such a study might “help numerous Earth- and space-based enterprises.”
“On Tuesday afternoon, NASA Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren installed the hardware for the Intelligent Glass Optics experiment for use inside the Microgravity Science Glovebox. The investigation’s findings could boost fields like communications, aerospace, medicine, and astronomy “NASA stated.
In addition to the AI experiment, the astronauts looked into bone loss brought on by space travel. Astronauts lose bone mass as a result of their extended stays in zero gravity.
“(NASA astronaut) Jessica Watkins began her day working alongside NASA Flight Engineer Bob Hines on a project that examines how weightlessness impacts dexterous manipulation. To better understand how astronauts grasp and move objects in space, the pair alternated sitting in a novel contraption within the Columbus laboratory module. A deeper comprehension of the human nervous system and new insights into the construction of intelligent spacecraft interfaces could result from this research “says NASA.