Aaaaaaaa…I like so much this topic!! Thank you @RazvanPaun for bringin this in. Space exploration is for sure one of this and next century/centuries big industries.
Since my youth I’ve always been fascinated by space research, planetary systems, solar systems beyond our grasp , galaxies, superclusters and so on.
What I can say about it…for sure there are huge visionary minds behind the space research…you named SpaceX…even the Virgin company has a private space venture.
My thinking is this: are they approaching the space with the appropriate technologies?
Has humanity already reached its apex in knowledge with the discovery of the fire?
I mean, all the technologies availble to us are still a byproduct of fire burning. Even to travel in space we have not a better solution than rocket propusion, burning fuel.
Maybe yes, it is good to go from planet Earth to Mars or explore the nearby planetary systems but than? what do we do?
Yes, we could also find energy saving technologies and power the ships with solar panels but what happens when we go far away from the Sun?
In my personal researches in this field, some year ago I stepped into the Keshe Foundation which is a very controversial No profit Organization founded by the Iranian Nuclear Physicist Meheran T. Keshe.
He wrote a book titled The Universal order of Creation of Matters (definitely a MUST READ if you are interested in space exploration) i read like 10 years ago and his theory litterally blew up my mind.
Basically he discuss how we could benefit, by the use of Magnetic and Gravitational fields from the planetary systems themself. He discuss the tests he done in some decades of research in this field and why Scientific organizations should explore more and more into this particular field of knowledge.
For what I understood IF confirmed, his theories could bring in a brand new source of energy and many other solutions toward food and material production, health and all those aspects a very long travel in the deep space has to care about.
It is a bit controversial because it is not yet accepted by the scientific establishment but a curious mind can for sure take something good from it. The scientific establishment has always been very conservative and they are right in being so.
I am also the admin of the Keshe Foundation Spaceship Institute Official facebook page but I always try to be objective in what those guys do.
I can’t say to be 100% sure that THERE lies the final solution but I can say that THERE IS something in there to explore more.
So…to answer the questions:
Those who offer energy saving solutions for sure but space exploration regards EVERY field of the human experience such as nanomaterials, food, health, communications…you name it…
I guess many we can’t even imagine yet. One could easily be to produce materials out from the interaction of fields.
In health could be the growth of damged parts of the body by targeting just the damaged cells, potentially causing the extension of the life span.
In the food industry the possibility to sustain the body without the need to eat physical food.
SpaceX is the front runner private company but I hope very much that National based space agencies can implent TOGHETER some very advance solution by themself.
As I stated, pretty much every sector. Energy, material production, food supply, health, communication, travel. When you go to deep space each aspect of the human experience is involved regardless…and this is why space exploration is definitely the bigger industry of this.and the next.century/centuries.