The Apollo Effect by sdfwerte

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									                                                The Apollo Effect
                                   Correlation Between NASA Budget and Number of PhDs in Technical Fields

                            5000                                                                                    25000
                                       NASA Budget
                                       Scaled to 1999
                            4500       dollars
                                                                                    Physical Sciences PhDs
                            4000                                                                                    20000
    Number of PhDS Earned




                            3500




                                                                                                                            Millions of Dollars
                            3000                                                                                    15000
                                                                                 Engineering PhDs

                            2500

                            2000                                                                                    10000

                            1500

                            1000                                                                                    5000
                                                                  Mathematical Science
                                                                  PhDs
                            500

                              0                                                                                     0
                              1958             1963           1968                1973                       1978
                                Kennedy Initiates                            Apollo 17
                                 Apollo Program            Year        Last Man on the Moon
                                   May 1961                               December 1972

*Office of Management and Budget, "Space Activites of the US Government",
http://history.nasa.gov/presrep00/pdf_files/appndx_e1b.pdf, 2000

								
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