How is space changing Earth?
Many nations have now entered the space race. What impact is this having on education, economic progress, human rights and national prestige?
Many nations have now entered the space race. China first sent a man into space in 2003 and in the last few months made a successful, unmanned, landing on the far side of the moon. This was a world first. India has its own record. A few years ago it launched more satellites into space, in one go, than any other nation. Nigeria is talking about sending an astronaut into space. And Kyrgyzstan is developing its first satellite, built entirely by female engineers. The Inquiry explores what lies behind all this activity. Is the power of national prestige giving way to different goals; education, economic progress and human rights?
Presenter: Kavita Puri
Producer: Rosamund Jones
This programme was originally broadcast on March 28th 2019.
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