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Currently, NASA's budget barely surpasses 0.5 percent of the Federal budget, and has seen a steady decline in the proportions of its funding, now reaching all-time lows. The cultural mindset brought on by NASA has allowed us to reap the benefits of economic growth, creating an influx of people wanting to become scientists and engineers.

There is no question that the government has money to fund NASA: $850 billion was spent on the bank bailout, several hundred billion dollars more than the 53 year running budget of NASA. If we want to invest in our future, we must fund NASA at higher levels.
 

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Correction:

TSA Fiscal Budget -- $40+ billion USD
NASA Fiscal Budget -- $19+ billion USD
Example NASA's Budget Programs:
Demolish and Rebuild Environmentally Safe Buildings - $366 million USD
Earth Science Research - $2 billion USD
Space Technology, Space Operations, and Space Sciences - $9 billion USD
Nebulous Exploration - $4.5 billion USD
Mars Rover Program - Just under $1 billion USD
Sources:
http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/budget_bib_fy2011.pdf
http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/516674main_NASAFY12_Budget_Estimates-Overview-508.pdf
http://hdl.handle.net/1959.13/805595
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Exploration_Rover
 

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But private industry can do it cheaper!
 

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Fuck the TSA. :pissed:
 
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