Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Commercial Space Will Create 12,000 Jobs Per Year?! No, I Don't Believe It Either

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation released a report today which claimed that "the new NASA Commercial Crew and Cargo Program funding in the President’s FY2011 Budget Request will result in an average of 11,800 direct jobs per year over the next five years, nationwide."

No, I don't believe it either. And I support the Obama proposal.

Click here to download an Adobe Acrobat summary of the report.

To quote from their web site, "The mission of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) is to promote the development of commercial human spaceflight, pursue ever higher levels of safety, and share best practices and expertise throughout the industry."

Among their members are the companies that benefit from Obama's proposal, including SpaceX, Scaled Composites, Sierra Nevada, Virgin Galactic, etc.

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