NASA and USAID pioneer the use of space technologies for development efforts

There are some who believe the needs of space exploration and those of development are not that different. As NASA works towards Mars exploration and the development community works to end extreme poverty by 2030, the examples of — and opportunities for — collaboration between the space industry and the development sector are taking off.

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  • Catherine Cheney

    Catherine Cheney is a Senior Reporter for Devex. She covers the West Coast of the U.S., focusing on the role of technology, innovation, and philanthropy in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. And she frequently represents Devex as a speaker and moderator. Prior to joining Devex, Catherine earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale University, worked as a web producer for POLITICO and reporter for World Politics Review, and helped to launch NationSwell. Catherine has reported domestically and internationally for outlets including The Atlantic and the Washington Post. Outside of her own reporting, Catherine also supports other journalists to cover what is working, through her work with the Solutions Journalism Network.