In fact, one bit of research I found said that the Office of Management and Budget OMB had to refute some of very high returns because at the time they could not do the computer work to determine an effective multiplier with so many variables leading to such high outcomes.
We have our work cut out for us as we move forward in this new century. There are few other public activities with such a sustained level of performance and impact. What are the sparking beaming lights in the sky?
Digital mammography is a direct application of space data reduction processes. I say yes.
Thanks to space exploration, human beings have been able to discover so many interesting and incredible facts about the universe as well as develop new technologies which are used and benefit daily basis.
I was unable to find an inspirational or motivational quality for the program leading to downstream business, economics, science, or other advancement and development. Even though some people think space exploration is a waste of time, money, and resources, more advancements need to be made with space exploration because is creates jobs, a way to find more resources, and man kind needs a planet to fall back on.
This was the first satellite of many to be launched out of the atmosphere in the coming years, satellites that are currently used in current society for telecommunication, GPS navigation, radio and many other uses I believe that space exploration is a very sound investment.
When I did this study, it was 34 years after the last dime had been spent on Apollo, the last of the manned Moon programs.