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1. While the unit explored the impact that scientific research has on our society and on our understanding of space, this Ted Talk explores the way that space technologies and space research specifically can impact our society and current lives on Earth. Discuss the similarities and differences between these two topics. Compare and contrast the usefulness of scientific research on our society with the usefulness of space research on our lives on Earth. Both Scientific research and space research improve the knowledge we have regarding the scientific questions around us: however, scientific research on earth gives us more knowledge of our everyday lives (such as health and education), while space research improves the knowledge of possible global threats like asteroids as well as improving the chances of space exploration and the study of the other planetary objects. 2. What is the Outer Space Treaty? What idea that Wood discusses does this treaty help to illustrate? How? Explain. The Outer Space Treaty of 1967 is meant to help all people through space exploration and development despite economic or technological development. Wood mentions that it’s meant to

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