Thursday, December 6, 2012

NASA - A lot of bang for a half penny

Just heard Mike Coats, the outgoing director for the Johnson Space Center talking about NASA's future and what it does at our Rotary meeting.

Did you know that NASA only gets 1/2 cent of every federal dollar? And yet our smartphones etc came into reality as a result of NASA's work.

Did you know that the Pentagon's Space program is LARGER than NASA's? (Over $26 Billion out of their $660 billion/year). I say we transfer at least $4 billion from the Pentagon to NASA's budget.

P.S. China will have a NEW Space Station in 2020 when our ISS is ready to be RETIRED. Yet Congress does NOTHING to prepare. Elect some new reps folks - these turkeys are leaving us behind in the world of technology...

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