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.
What is the Outer Space Treaty? What idea that Wood discusses does this treaty help to
illustrate? How? Explain.