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Howard McCurdy's Forum for Space Exploration
Public Policy for Innovation
How much does space exploration cost?
Howard McCurdy and Roger Launius propose a method for assessing the financial burden that space expeditions impose on the national economy. The method calculates the cost of the program as a proportion of the gross domestic product in the year the expedition is approved. Excerpted from their forthcoming book on NASA Spaceflight: A History of Innovation by Launius and McCurdy, to be published in late 2017 by Palgrave Macmillan.
A Science, Technology, and Space Policy Initiative
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