The US Central Intelligence Agency, known as the CIA, has released a new entry in its World Fact Book listing the programs and accomplishments of space agencies around the world. Photo/Wikipedia
A CIA spokesman told Space.com that the program has become more visible. space throughout the world, the CIA needs to provide reasonable and reliable background information about the country and its space program. This information can be used by students of all ages, journalists, experts or anyone looking for more information.
The new Space Program section is the first new appendix added to the CIA World Factbook since 2021. The addition coincides with the 80th anniversary of the publication of the previous collection of facts.
An agency spokesman said the CIA Space Program app is a “living document” that is expected to be updated weekly. However, the agency hopes to include more frequent updates in the future.
“This new update is perfect for those looking to dive deeper into the country and its space program. The CIA wants to share what they know about the global space program,” the Space page wrote on Tuesday (8/29/2023).
Quoted from the official CIA website cia.gov. In light of the growing interest in space, a new Space category has been added to the Directory, as well as a new Space Program app! Among these, for countries with national space programs, information on the names of “Space Agencies/Agencies”, “Space Launch Sites” (if applicable) and “Space Program Review” is usually included.
Appendix S: The new Space Program expands the list of countries and provides a chronological overview of the country’s major activities, programs and achievements in the space sector, as well as an estimate of public spending on space. More than 90 countries currently participate in space, but this list will expand as more countries develop national space programs.