In Today’s Deep Space Extra… New NASA economic impact report shows Moon to Mars exploration approach generated more than 14 billion in economic output and supported more than 69,000 jobs nationwide in 2019. Axiom Space nears agreement with NASA on first all private astronaut mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The Pentagon improves efforts for the tracking of satellites and other objects in Earth orbit.
Human Space Exploration
NASA Report Details How Agency Significantly Benefits US EconomyNASA (9/25): NASA released a report defining the economic impact of the agency’s activities during 2019. The agency’s Moon to Mars exploration approach generated more than 14 billion in total economic output and supported more than 69,000 jobs nationwide. NASA’s total financial impact was more than 64 billion, while supporting jobs for an estimated 312,000 people. All U.S. states benefitted. The activity also generated nearly 7 billion in federal, state and local tax revenues.
80-billion-yen budget request in the works for lunar probeAsahai Shimbun of Japan (9/24): Japan’s science and technology ministry will seek 760 million (USD) in 2021 to support the NASA-led initiative to return humans to the surface of the Moon. Anticipated Japanese contributions include the accelerated development of a new ...