What is Space Certification?

What is Space Certification?

Since its inception in March 1983, The Space Foundation has been doing exactly what it set out to do: “foster, develop and promote a greater understanding and awareness of the practical and theoretical utilization of space for the benefit of civilization and the fostering of a peaceful and prosperous world.”[1] It is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs, major industry events, and research.

The Space Certification program is one major way The Space Foundation, in collaboration with NASA, helps improve public awareness and appreciation for the many practical benefits of space, space technologies, and how they improve life on Earth, ultimately making space more interesting and accessible to everyone. Products and services licensed to display the Space Certification seal are guaranteed to have stemmed from or been dramatically improved by technologies originally developed for space exploration or to have a significant impact on teaching people about the value of space utilization.[2]

Space technology touches and enhances practically every aspect of life on Earth. The fundamental research and development that makes it possible for us to explore the universe also makes our lives safer, more eco-friendly, more comfortable, and more productive. Over the last fifty years, much of what improves our lives, like healthcare, communications, travel, recreation, and entertainment, came to be what they are today thanks to technology originally developed for space exploration. Often referred to as “spinoffs”, there are literally thousands of products and services that incorporate space technology.

The list of technologies originally developed for space that affect our everyday lives is mind boggling: GPS, satellite TV and radio, cellular communications, advanced industrial lubricants, robotics, plastics, cordless tools, medical and chiropractic diagnostic equipment, ceramic hair straighteners, oil spill clean-up materials, radiant barrier insulation, temperature-regulating clothing, comfortable mattresses, nutrition supplements, water and air purification systems, and hundreds of other inventions including a long list of life-saving medical technologies.

The Beyond by Aerus Guardian Air Platinum, a highly efficient and revolutionary indoor environmental purification system, uses Radiant Catalytic Ionization (RCI), our very own proprietary Certified Space Technology called ActivePure Technology. Space Certified products often set the standard for innovation, comfort, convenience and dependability.

 

Sources:
[1] http://www.spacefoundation.org/about/history
[2] http://www.spacefoundation.org/programs/space-certification

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