"Hilton Evans" <hiltonnevanss@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
> "RS" <russ@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> In order to make a case for supporting the space program, I'd like to
>> find information regarding direct benefits to human life as a result
>> of research or discoveries gained by the space program - either
>> benfits already realized, or benefits hoped to be realized in the
>> near future.
>> Anyone know of such benefits off-hand,
> I would guess the biggest payoffs have been with Earth sensing
> satellites (e.g. weather, spy and ground imaging) and
> communications satellites.
You could also add the Navigation benefits of the GPS system.