While a high-speed connection to the moon ensures future colony dwellers will still be able to catch 30 Rock via Hulu, the technology has far greater implications. Unlike most technologies that debut terrestrially before reaching toward the stars, the LRO mission is essentially the pilot project for the new TWTA technology. Now that the tech has cut its teeth on a NASA mission, integrating it into future Earth-orbiting satellites should be easy enough. Communications satellites equipped with the tech could better monitor transoceanic flights and ships that have passed out of radar range. Moreover, research satellites with such rapid download speeds could better predict weather and help scientists understand climate change, and, in the case of natural disasters, even aid in search and rescue operations, saving countless lives.