Space, who needs it?

September 2007
New Scientist;9/8/2007, Vol. 195 Issue 2620, p5
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.


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