Malaysian astrophysicist talks about space technology and climate change


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying Starlinks Internet satellites being launched at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 6. Prof Mazlan says various fields, from agriculture, maritime, defence to the environment, benefit from space applications. Photo: Malcolm Denemark/Florida Today/AP

When astrophysicist Prof Emerita Tan Sri Dr Mazlan Othman was invited to speak at the Dubai Expo 2020 in March, she was over the moon.

Not only because it was a prominent international event, but the opportunity meant she had the chance to share her views from a developing nation’s standpoint on the topic of space exploration and its effects on humankind.

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