High Level Forum: Space as a Driver for Socio-Economic Sustainable Development

Outer space critical to Africa’s future development

The key to Africa’s future development lies in outer space, according to the head of a UN-affiliated space science institute on the continent.

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Social media a “powerful channel” for space industry

Space exploration is the story of “very passionate people that do ground-breaking stuff” and is not only about rockets and satellites, according to a social media specialist who works in the industry.

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Space-based information saving lives on Earth

Satellite imagery, global navigation systems and other applications developed for space exploration are being used by the United Nations to help countries save lives on Earth.

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Space technology “not just rockets and astronauts”

Space technology is more than sending rockets and astronauts into orbit. It is also about issues that are important here on Earth, such as access to health care, education and even non-stick frying pans.

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Satellite imagery provides clearer picture of Timbuktu reconstruction

Space technology is contributing to the reconstruction of one of the world’s most iconic heritage sites: Timbuktu in northern Mali.

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Mission will take developing countries into space

Countries that do not have their own space programmes could soon be reaching for the stars through a partnership between the United Nations and an American space and aviation company.

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Change STEM education to benefit women: NASA official

Changing the way science and mathematics are taught could help increase the number of women employed in the aerospace industry, according to a senior adviser with the United States space agency, NASA.

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Former astronaut Scott Kelly appointed UN Champion for Space

A former American astronaut whose year-long journey in space captivated people worldwide will now help the United Nations to promote space as a tool for achieving sustainable development.

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