Space is hot property right now, despite temperatures hovering around -270 deg C. From the Mars landings to the launch of the James Webb Telescope, it has made plenty of headlines, but not always for the right reasons.
Attempts by billionaires like Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson to venture into planetary orbit have come under fire for being eye-wateringly expensive ego trips, instead of tackling real problems here on Earth.
Lynette Tan, however, thinks that’s missing the true value of ongoing efforts to push the limits of space travel. “Space connects the dots for life on earth,” says the chief executive of Singapore Space & Technology Limited (SSTL), the region’s leading space organisation. “It is the new starting point of inspiration, innovation and invention; the first stop for ideas, not the last frontier.”
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