Coalition for Space Exploration Announces 2009-2010 Board of Advisors include Crystal Bloemen, Dr. Guy Bluford, James Cameron, Bradley Cheetham, Bob Crippen, Dr. Roger Crouch, Jake Garn, Fred Gregory, Gerry Griffin, Dr. Bernard Harris, Steve Hawley, Dr. Tom Jones, Dr. Joe Kerwin, Jeanne Kregel, Gene Kranz , Nick Lampson, James “Jim” Lovell Jr., Miles O’Brien, Damaris Sarria, Dr. Paul Spudis, Dr. Dave Weldon
A Coalition for Space Exploration survey reports that support for space is strong.
Despite the tough economic climate in the U.S., almost 90 percent of Americans see value in the U.S. space program. A recent survey conducted by the Coalition for Space Exploration proves that space is still very important to the American people.
- 88% value the space exploration program. When presented with basic information about the space program, the overall statistic increases to 96%.
- Value for the program is centered in three areas:
- A source of technological innovation and advancement (77%)
- Consumer product development based on technology used for space exploration (73%)
- Inspiring students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math (69%)