Pope Benedict XVI gave his blessing to the crew of the International Space Station during an internationally televised video conference call, which His Holiness himself calls an “extraordinary opportunity.” The Pope asked the crew how they thought science could contribute to the cause of peace. The answer was that solar energy is an unlimited amount of energy which could end the fights for resources on Earth. Check out the video below, and consider the questions that follow.
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