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How space industry can save lives, ULA plans the next steps to expand our space economy....

8 Nov 2015, 09:32 UTC
How space industry can save lives, ULA plans the next steps to expand our space economy....
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 Today is remembrance Sunday. For me it's a reminder of all that has been suffered by people in war. If you are a wounded soldier, ex-soldier, or a relative of one, my thoughts are with you today and always.What good does space industry do?Although a lot of the news from space is about finding aliens, new planets, or ...well, weird stuff...space isn't just a playground for boffins who want to be the first to find  life on Mars: It's a hundred billion dollar resource that we make use of every day. The ability to get some distance away from our planet, its weather and its gravity, and look back is something that can do great good here on Earth. Here's a good example:This year’s El Niño, one of the strongest on record, could cause droughts that would leave people in Central America, most of Sub-Saharan Africa, and South East Asia without food. This episode of  “Focus On Zero Hunger” series shows how the European Space Agency is helping the World Food Program prepare for it.ULA plans to grow the space economy: Space is a multibillion dollar resource for the world,  but there is potentially a lot more we could do with ...

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