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Value of Space Report Released

July 28, 2022

Value of Space Report Released

A new report that launched at the end of June asked 20,000 people worldwide how space makes them feel, what they think goes on ‘up there’, and what they feel activities in space – such as exploration, communications, and space tourism – bring to life our lives here on Earth.

The report from Inmarsat, ‘What on Earth is the value of space?’, found that: a majority of people are unaware of ground-breaking things happening in space; 97% of people see space as a threat, with space junk and pollution the biggest perceived threats; 1 in 9 people are ‘terrified’ of what could happen in space—just 1 in 3 are excited or hopeful; younger generations associate space more with science-fiction than science and they’re considerably more concerned and nervous about the impact of space on our lives; however, older generations who grew up during the Space Age are much more hopeful and optimistic about what space brings to life on Earth; and Gen-Z is twice as likely to associate space with aliens, Star Wars and billionaires like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos than older generations.
   To read the report, please visit https://www.inmarsat.com/en/insights/corporate/2022/value-of-space.html.