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. Scientific research helps us understand a lot of the basics of life such as sickness/disease. Space research helps us understand what is going on outside of our life on earth and if there are any outside threats to us such as meteors. 2.What is the Outer Space Treaty? What idea that Wood discusses does this treaty help to illustrate? How? Explain. The Outer Space Treaty is a treaty made by all the nations in 1967 saying that exploring outer space will benefit everyone. Wood discusses that space exploration is for the rich. She says that the world needs to improve life for everyone.