TITLE

Space, who needs it?

PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
New Scientist;9/8/2007, Vol. 195 Issue 2620, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author discusses the benefits and drawbacks associated with space exploration. The exploration of the solar system has reaped no direct benefits at this time. However, satellite communications, weather information, and global positioning systems have all produced perceived values to society. Critics of space programs often state that the money spent on such programs would be better spent alleviating poverty.
ACCESSION #
26910465

 

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