The sea and outer space are the most unexplored areas known to man.
However, in the past century, technology has enabled us to trek farther than ever before into the Earth’s oceans and out into the final frontier. Despite these advances in technology, one of the major issues that still arises whenever humans explore the sea or the sky revolves around communication.
Although on land we can use a variety of electronic devices to instantly speak with friends and family all over the globe, it’s not so easy when adrift at sea. Sailors and the like rely on satellite telephones for a majority of communication. Though it is possible to connect to the Internet while at sea, it doesn’t work nearly as fast as on land – and there are restrictions as to the type of message that can be sent.
The situation is similar in space. Though astronauts can utilize telephones and the Internet to communicate with family and friends back home, they only have a limited amount of time to do so.
The following infographic, created by Global Navigation Solutions, details the nuances of communication while living at sea or in space.
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