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Should we be concerned about the environmental impacts of the burgeoning space industry?

21 April 2023

Dr Eloise Marais (UCL Geography) explains which pollutants were emitted by Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starship rocket which blew up yesterday minutes after launch and highlights why the black soot particles released by rocket launches are harmful for the climate.

Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Inside Science - Rocket Launch Pollution'