Use space technology to build a better world for all, urges UN chief

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Not only has space exploration captured the world’s imagination, it can also help humankind address existential challenges back on earth, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday, in his message to the UN’s key forum on space affairs. In a video message to […]

From low-earth orbit, ‘envoys’ of humanity join UN space forum

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Floating in near zero-gravity, 400 kilometres above the Pacific Ocean and flying at over 28,000 kilometres per hour, the six crew members onboard the International Space Station (ISS) joined the key United Nations forum on outer space affairs via video link on Wednesday, to […]

If we can build the International Space Station, ‘we can do anything’ – UN Champion for Space

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. “Through that single visor, you see how fragile the Earth’s atmosphere is … it’s almost like someone put this thin film over the surface of our planet and the first time you see it, you realize that is everything that protects us from space,” […]

Space science now a ‘fundamental pillar’ of 21st century human development: top UN space official

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. After “relentless” progress in space technology, the focus for the international community must now shift to ensuring that the benefits of space science are available to everyone, everywhere, a senior United Nations official told a major conference on Monday. Speaking at the opening of […]

UN forum to explore use of outer space to improve lives, protect planet

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Marking 50 years since the world first came together to discuss the peaceful uses of outer space, government leaders, policy makers, civil society representatives and space experts will gather at a United Nations forum in Vienna from Monday to explore the future course of global space […]