Impact of Space on Society
By Lennard Fisk, Presentation to COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Montreal, Jul 14, 2008, Posted 02/24/09
“A presentation to the international Congress on Space Research on its 50th Anniversary. “During the last fifty years, space has had a profound impact on our societies. It has facilitated the globally interdependent world in which we live. It has altered our sense of our place in the universe. It has created technically competent workforces, stimulated our economies, enhanced our lives, vastly increased our knowledge of Earth, our solar system and the universe beyond.
It is my fervent hope that in the years ahead we will be called upon to do so much more. We can make it a much better world for all of our societies, if only we are set loose and supported to do so.” Fisk provides the top-level benefits story that needs to accompany the economic opportunities of entrepreneurial space for broad public understanding and support of this new enterprise.