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The Space Report

The Space Report is the definitive overview of major global space developments over the past year. Valuable to space professionals, policymakers, students, researchers and the media, The Space Report includes highlights from all space sectors - from defense to exploration - and illustrates how space activity affects people around the world. The book provides a wealth of information on global space budgets, revenues and industry performance tracked by the Space Foundation Indexes.

New Content for 2013

  • Analysis of the space economy in 2012, showing a global total of $304.31 billion in commercial revenue and government budgets, an increase of 6.7 percent from 2011
  • Greater insight into government budgets around the world, and discussion of differing patterns of budget growth or reductions
  • Information on global launch capabilities, successes and failures in 2012
  • Comparisons of trends in the U.S. space workforce to overall U.S. workforce trends, as well as to trends in Europe and Japan
  • Analysis of common topics and different approaches in national space policies developed in recent years
  • Discussion of technology transfer efforts by space agencies in the United States, Europe, Japan and India and new metrics to track technology transfer
  • First-time data on workforce size for a number of international space agencies

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson - Director of the Hayden Planetarium, Best-Selling Author and Host of COSMOS

When discussing NASA and investment in the space industry at the 28th National Space Symposium, he called The Space Report “the annual publication, compilation and source of the world’s data on space.” 

Ariane Cornell - Executive Director of the Space Generation Advisory Council

"...besides what I do with my job, I also write papers and articles... The Space Report is the great one-stop shop document that captures a lot of information in a way that's very accessible and easy to process and navigate. I use it really as much as I can."

PJ O'Rourke - Political Satirist, Journalist, Author and H.L. Mencken Fellow at the Cato Institute

"Anybody who wants to know what has happened in the space industry, what had happened with space exploration, the breakthroughs that have been made, the failures that have been had, who the players are, what they're doing can consult this Space Report and have up to date information."

Past issues are also available at discounted rates. Consider donating The Space Report to your favorite libraries or schools.

The Space Foundation welcomes comments, questions and other forms of feedback. The team of researchers who produce The Space Report each year are particularly interested to know which parts of the publication are most useful to you and what you would like to see included in the future. Please feel free to contact us at any time at [email protected] with:

  • Feedback on The Space Report
  • Follow-up questions about the publication’s content (we are here to be a resource for you!)
  • Suggestions for future editions
  • Questions about purchasing The Space Report
  • Special pricing for educational institutions and libraries
  • Other comments


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