Re: NASA, CASIS Show How Your Company's Space Strategy Can Work
@David, you are absolutely correct. I can't pin-point the exact technology/technologies and benefits that will come about due to space research but, I have a good analogy that can illustrate the magnitude of a development that could be discovered in space.
Imagine, intelligences evolved and lived in the oceans, without venturing onto land (dry land -- a harsh and expensive environment for any water dwelling civilization), electricity might never be discovered in water and fire will never be discovered. But, if land R&D budgets are allocated and deployed then, electricity and fire could be discovered on land to be used underwater.
Maybe, battery technology could be researched in space.