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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. A similarity is that both studies better help the humane race, while a difference is one focuses on the people of earth and one focuses on the reaches beyond earth and into space. 2. What is the Outer Space Treaty? What idea that Wood discusses does this treaty help to illustrate? How? Explain. “The exploration and use of outer space should be carried on for the benefit of all peoples irrespective of the degree of their economic or scientific development.” That everyone should be able to make it to space and not just the rich or elite.

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