Space Rundown: Part 5
Dateline: Florida, USA, 1970
Date: 15/06/1970 00:00 AM
7024A: CAPE KENNEDY :EFFECTS OF THE SPACE RUNDOWN
Having spent 24 billion dollars on the Apollo programme
to get men to the moon, the United States
government is now beginning to scale down America's
space programme. NASA's budget has fallen from $6
billion in 1966 to a little over half that this year. At the
Kennedy Space centre, thousands have been laid off
and the local authorities are trying to promote tourism
to replace space as a revenue earner. Beaches and
inland waterways are being developed and at Orlando
a vast new pleasure ground, Disney World, is due to
open in October next year.
Paine on latest NASA projects requiring fewer men.