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2.07 Unit 2 Lab 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. Answer: I think scientific research and space research are both equally important and similar in the way that they both help society improve. Scientific research helps us understand everyday life, and improve human’s needs and health. Space research is important because it tells us what is a potential threat to our life on earth such as, collisions, or atmospheric 2. What is the Outer Space Treaty? What idea that Wood discusses does this treaty help to illustrate? How? Explain. Answer: The Outer Space Treaty was made so the exploration and use of outer space should be carried on for the benefit of all people, irrespective of their economic or scientific development. Wood discusses that we have not exactly

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