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Ioana Cozmuta: Microgravity, the future of innovation

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The International Space Station is a US taxpayers investment estimated at about $70 billion spent over 30 years (with an overall price tag of $100 billion by all member nations), thus it is natural to ask about the ISSs Return on Investment to justify its continuous operation and existence its scientific payoff. While this is not a trivial financial question, a more appropriate measure for the ISS would be the Return on Innovation phrased from the perspective of: What is the cost of NOT innovating and NOT exploring in microgravity?

Ioana Cozmuta works at NASA.

Talk is hosted by SETI.