Sandra Kaufman (NASA) calls for space exploration from a global perspective
Pamplona, May 11th (EFE). – NASA deputy director of Earth Sciences, Sandra Kaufman, believes that “human progress in space exploration from the perspective of the world as a global system.”
In an online session organized by the Women for Science and Technology group at the University of Navarra, the speaker, who has worked for NASA for more than 30 years, explained the importance of space exploration in order to better understand and know where we are. Planet earth.
“The study of other worlds can teach us about our world,” he said, according to the University of Navarra in a statement.
Kaufman, who led the NASA Climate Change Project, highlighted the importance of some satellites to study the Earth, and understand some phenomena such as the composition of the atmosphere, the carbon cycle and ecosystems, diversity and climate change, the water and energy cycle, among others.
In this sense, he insisted on the importance of studying space to better understand the Earth and be able to take precautionary measures to protect it.
“We only have one land and we have to protect it and not protect it. We know that there are many changes and impacts to which we are contributing: climate change, forest fires, rising sea levels, intensification of hurricanes,” he said.
The Costa Rican scientist recounted the innovation effort at NASA, and how space missions are planned and prepared.
In this context, he stressed the social impact of the investments made in the various trips to space, in relation to technological advances such as improving existing communication infrastructures, generating high-precision instruments in medicine, or establishing water purification. Devices you already use in the third world.
In her speech, the NASA engineer and physicist highlighted the need to increase scientific knowledge in order to address the problems facing humanity and highlighted the importance of men and women continuing to choose scientific careers.
In addition, Kaufman reviewed the personal and professional difficulties he had faced throughout his career and pointed out the importance of taking charge of life and colleagues on the road, defining dreams and persevering in continuous work despite the obstacles that humans face. Faces throughout his life.
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