So are more welfare recipients.
NASA, for the most part, is one of the few examples of government actually can create growth that leaves a positive and lasting impact. The manufacturing and technology development of the Apollo program created a ton of contractors that made precision machinery and equipment. These were not people making min wage. These are high paying, high skilled jobs.
This project will no doubt result in the creation of high paying, high skilled jobs in engineering, science, and manufacturing. With those jobs come people with money to spend on houses, goods and services. In case you missed it, most of NASA's infrastructure is along the Gulf Coast. Thats good for our economies.
Im no fan of Obama, and he wont win any points with this with the uneducated masses because most of this will be inaccessible to them because these are high skilled positions. But Texas, LA, MS, AL and FL should be very happy about this.