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Planetary Scoiety response to the NASA budget

Started by maurice clark, 02/13/2012 12:30PM
Posted 02/13/2012 12:30PM Opening Post
Hi All,

Here is the response from the Planetary Society to the decision to drastically cut the NASA budget for planetary science.

http://www.planetary.org/about/press/releases/2012/0213_NASA_Budget_Pushes_Science_to_the_Brink.html

This is the worst attack on NASA planetary science since the Reagen years. If implimented, it will be a disaster for planetary exploration.

Maurice

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Posted 02/13/2012 02:09PM #1
This is a sad day for the US and space exploration. It has been evident for a few years now. I routinely check this website to see what NASA is working on.

http://science.nasa.gov/missions/

The number of under study missions is tiny. It seems that there not even thinking about the future.

The annual US food stamp / food program budget is over $75 billion. A significant percentage of that is fraud. If we eliminated the fraud, i.e. take away the benefit from those that don't actually qualify, we could easily fully fund NASA.

Andreas

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