In sum, space exploration offers three important opportunities for the United States. First, space exploration promotes scientific progress and international cooperation. Second, space exploration will drive the world economy by creating new jobs and introducing exploited space resources into the markets. Third, space exploration will reverse the decline of the United States in math and science by inspiring children to be interested in STEM fields. More than fifty years later, President Kennedy words still ring true: ;[N]o nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in the race for space
"Extraterrestrial Property Rights: Utilizing the Resources of the Final Frontier,"
San Diego International Law Journal: Vol. 18
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digital.sandiego.edu/ilj/vol18/iss1/4