WASHINGTON. Earlier this week, the launch of the Space X Falcon Heavy proved to be a successful scientific feat that reignited American interest in our mission to space. The rocket's launch was the latest example of how basic science research has led to American innovation and leadership in space exploration, officials at the Science Coalition in Washington say.
The Science Coalition highlights a handful of ways basic research has influenced this latest scientific accomplishment. For more on the role basic science research plays in powering U.S. innovation, visit www.sciencecoalition.org.