Spaceflight each day in our everyday lives

We scarcely think about it but spaceflight has become an integral part of our everyday lives. From the navigation in the car to the weather report on TV and from the phone call to a foreign country to monitoring dikes; these are all applications of spaceflight on earth.

Spaceflight makes a very direct contribution to our lives. To make them safer, easier, more pleasant and efficient. But indirectly groundbreaking technology from spaceflight leads to innovations here on earth. In medical equipment and in lightweight components for the aircraft and automobile industries, for example.

Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands produced this video for the first SpacePoort meeting for the space industry. The video concisely portrays the societal relevance of spaceflight in our everyday lives.