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Nature 355, 105 - 106 (09 January 1992); doi:10.1038/355105a0

Sharing out NASA's spoils

Roger H. Bezdek & Robert M. Wendling

Management Information Services Inc., 116 Fourth Street SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA.

The economic benefits of NASA's programmes are greater than generally recognized. The main beneficiaries may not even realize the source of their good fortune.

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