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The Practical Values of Space Exploration
     

The Practical Values of Space Exploration

by United States Eighty Sixth Congree
 
This report has been undertaken for a special reason. It is to explain to the taxpayer just why so many of his dollars are going into the American effort to explore space, and to indicate what he can expect in return which is of value to him. Such an explanation, even after 2 years of relatively high-geared activity in the space exploration field, appears to be

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This report has been undertaken for a special reason. It is to explain to the taxpayer just why so many of his dollars are going into the American effort to explore space, and to indicate what he can expect in return which is of value to him. Such an explanation, even after 2 years of relatively high-geared activity in the space exploration field, appears to be warranted. There is still a segment of the U.S. population which has little, if any, notion of the values that the space program has for the average citizen. To these people the expenditure of billions of dollars on missiles, rockets, satellites, Moon probes, and other space activities remains something of a mystery--particularly when so many other worthy projects throughout the land may be slowed or stalled for lack of funds. If, therefore, the practical value of the American space program is being questioned, it is a question which needs to be answered. It is interesting to note that the problem is not unique to the United States. In the Soviet Union, which counts itself as the world's prime investigator of space, there is likewise an element of citizenry which finds itself puzzled over the U.S.S.R.'s penchant for the interplanetary reaches.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148774518
Publisher:
Library of Alexandria
Publication date:
09/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
847 KB

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