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Improving Life with Space Technologies 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. - The usefulness of scientific research on our society is that it gives humans the knowledge of many basic needs and makes living standards better improving our economic growth. The usefulness of space research is that it helps “contribute to sustainable development around the world” It's helping every kind of person and aids in things like medical research and healthcare. 2. What is the Outer Space Treaty? What idea that Wood discusses does this treaty help to illustrate? How? Explain. - The united nations wrote a treaty basically saying all explorations of space should be used to benefit all types of people no matter their economic state. She

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