“With clever makerting and advertising and the subsequent increase in public interest,” said Joseph. “Between $30 billion to $90 billion can be reaised through corporate sponsorships, and an additional $1 billion a year through individual sponsorships.”
The cost of an actual space mission would be close to $150 billion.
Potential ad revenue would come from various sources. One of which would be similar to NASCAR’s methods: slapping a Budweiser logo on the side of a space shuttle.
Greyhound, the bus line, told Fox News they “would consider the idea if it were mutually beneficial when the time comes – but for now, it’s simply too early to say.”
In addition to branding the spaceship with company logos, television ads from a telecast of a space launch could bring in around $30 billion.Could Advertising Fund The Next Mission To Mars? by Harrison Barnes