The International Space Station is an excellent example of what can be accomplished when the nations of the world work together rather than against each other, and may even raise the prospects of world peace, according to one NASA astronaut.
Steve Smith, a NASA liaison to the European Space Agency, told World Radio Switzerland on a recent trip to Geneva that investing in space exploration and the space station would be an important investment in peace.
The space station demands intense cooperation between the various nations involved with the program. This type of effort has many parallels to ones that will need to be engaged when leaders discuss prospects for world peace.
While it may seem like the nations of the world are currently a long way from achieving peace with all of the fighting and conflict that is going on, the International Space Station may serve as a reminder of what is possible through cooperation and collaboration.
Ilchi Lee says that the only way there can be world peace is when individuals throughout the world put down their national identities and begin living a more cooperative existence.