2. Apollo employed over 400,000 people
3. The stimulus package would have funded 4 full Apollo style programs with leftover money to spare
4. This would have directly employed over 1.6 million people and put us on the international stage for space exploration
5. I cannot imagine the ancillary jobs created beyond the 1.6 million, because these employees would have strong paychecks and be consumers of course (housing biz, clothing biz, car biz, vacation biz, etc)
So, what employment problem, or economic crisis?
And beyond that, we could involve the international community. Win win.