Economic Benefits of NASA

According to a paper written by Northeastern University, NASA has a 10:1 return rate on their spending, however some sites range it from 4:1 to 14:1. NASA currently employs 18,000 people, many of whom are scientists, engineers, and government contractors.

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NASA also will make inventions that have real marketplace value that results in many more jobs and economic benefits. One key example is Tempur-pedic mattresses. The material of the mattresses were originally put into aircraft seats to try and increase the survivability rates in case of major crashes.

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