A Wholly Fictional Story

We know whom to blame. Opportunity found them. Damn Martians. With their little round faces, big brains and lovely eyes. They see Earth. Laughing they were. Cloaked underground with their cold fusion tech.

Who will finance and lead a crewed mission to Mars? Well, the , of course.


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Before Times

The model consumes United States of America (USA) expenditure data from 1960 to 2019.

View the model run USA report.

Mission Arrival & Beyond

The model consumes USA expenditure data from 1960 to 2019 (flat tax regime). The model then runs from 2020 to 2050, increasing government expenditure at 4 percent per annum (marginal tax regime).

View the model run exploratory report.