Space Investments Have Paid Huge Dividends for the U.S. Economy and Security

Unfettered access to space isn’t just a national security concern for the United States. It’s an economic one as well, and the U.S. Space Force (USSF) is emerging as the nation’s new hope for securing the global commons of space and identifying and mitigating threats.

“In the United States, there is no such thing as a day without space,” said Cordell DeLaPena, Program Executive Officer for Space Production, Space and Missile Systems Center. “We, along with our program partners are required to continually push the envelope on the capabilities we deliver to users, both civil and military around the globe. The results of the capabilities that we produce and provide greatly help to ensure that our country and our allies are safe.”

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