Social media a "powerful channel" for space industry

Astronaut Scott Kelly. Photo: UNOOSA

Space exploration is the story of "very passionate people that do ground-breaking stuff" and is not only about rockets and satellites, according to a social media specialist who works in the industry.

Remco Timmermans spoke about the connection between social media and space during a recent forum in Dubai organized by the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the United Arab Emirates.

The forum looked at how space science and technology can support global efforts to address development challenges, for example climate change and disaster-risk reduction.

Mr Timmermans told Dianne Penn that social media platforms such as Twitter can also play a part.

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