Down to earth: a solution to a global problem?

Morgan, Geraint (2008). Down to earth: a solution to a global problem? In: UNIDIR Security in Space: The Next Generation, 31 Mar - 1 Apr 2008, UNIDIR, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.



[Opening] The influence of space technology is pervasive in every day life. As, Vladimir Putkov stated at the last UNIDIR outer space conference, “People no longer can do without telecommunications, navigation and the information provided by remote sensing based on space systems”. I would like to talk to you about our work in translating technology, that was originally developed to search for life in our solar system, to the provision of a potential solution for one of the greatest healthcare challenges facing the human race at present—the early detection and subsequent treatment of tuberculosis (TB).

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