A discussion of the economic implications of space exploration. The author states that if glamour displaces science in guiding national policy, the results may be disappointing.
Dec 31, 1961
Space exploration is both an international and a commercial effort; several countries, companies, and multinational organizations operate hundreds of Earth observation and information exchange platforms near and beyond Earth's orbital plane. RAND research assists policymakers in planning the most efficient and cost-effective strategy for advancing space exploration and cooperation for both military and commercial benefits.