As the professor discussed, space exploration and space itself involve a lot of the topics that have already been discussed in previous lectures. For example, nanotechnology can be seen in the discovery of "buckyballs," balls composed of hydrogen gases. Nanotechnology is also involved in the creation of telescopes which has proven to be crucial in the process of space exploration and discovery.
Some may wonder where space and art collide. One instance of a parallel that can be seen between the two has to do with the lack of gravity. Groups have utilized this weightlessness to perform special types of dancing. One group, in specific, has built a tank that simulates the lack of gravity experienced in space. In this tank, performers take to the sky as they show off their truly unique moves only possible in weightlessness conditions. Another example of how art and science can possibly collide can be seen in the Arctic Perspective Initiative. This group is trying to connect all of the communities in the arctic polar regions of earth through low cost communication technologies. If successful, this project could potentially prove to be helpful in space travel and exploration. Space is a harsh tundra that offers a wide array of question marks, but also a number of opportunities.