NASA IS A WASTE!
Category: Science > Astronomy
Asked by: yheggy-ga
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25 Oct 2004 18:32 PDT
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Question ID: 420072
How much money does the USA give NASA per year?
Re: NASA IS A WASTE!
Answered By: googlenut-ga on 25 Oct 2004 19:14 PDT
Hello yheggy-ga, On September 21, 2004, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved $16.379 billion in funding for NASA for fiscal year 2005. This is a $200 million increase over what NASA received for fiscal year 2004. U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Press Release September 21, 2004 http://appropriations.senate.gov/releases/record.cfm?id=226469 ?National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA): is funded at $16.379 billion, an increase of $200 million over the FY04 enacted level, and a reduction of $665 million from the budget request. An additional $800 million in emergency funding was added for NASA during the Committee?s consideration of the bill. -- The return to flight activities for the Shuttle program are funded at $4.319 billion, the requested level from the Administration. -- The International Space Station is funded at $1.6 billion. The bill reduces ISS operations by $120 million due to the continued reduced capability of the ISS for at least half of FY05. -- The Moon/Mars vision: --- The Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) is funded at $268 million. --- A lunar exploration mission is funded at $20 million. --- $10 million is provided for Centennial Challenges. Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation (NRC): is funded at $115 million, the same as FY04 and the budget request.? Spacetoday.net Senate increases NASA funding http://www.spacetoday.net/Summary/2564 ?The Senate Appropriations Committee used a somewhat controversial technique Tuesday to increase NASA's fiscal year 2005 budget by $200 million over what President Bush requested. The committee voted to give NASA $16.4 billion in 2005, about $200 million more than what the President requested and over $1 billion more than what House appropriators approved in July.? I hope you have found this information helpful. If you have any questions, please request clarification prior to rating the answer. Googlenut Google Search Terms: nasa funding ://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=nasa+funding
Re: NASA IS A WASTE!
From: saem_aero-ga on 26 Oct 2004 18:11 PDT
Excellent answer googlenut. Let me add some additional info. You can get details about NASA spending here, from their own webpage. http://www.nasa.gov/about/budget/index.html Also, from their own webpage, reasons why NASA is important, in a 5th grade format. http://ksc.nasatechnology.com/resources/spinoffs/spinoffs.asp I guess if you are someone not familiar with how NASA benefits our society I can see how one might form the opinion of yheggy-ga. Let me put it this way - If you have watched TV recently, crossed a modern bridge, flown in an airplane, recieved any form of modern medicine, did any mathematics, drove a car, used a cellular phone, etc. then you have somehow directly reaped the rewards which NASA has returned to us. Also NASA has a large outreach program for education, some people believe this is important. Best, Steve.
Re: NASA IS A WASTE!
From: jaqamofino-ga on 26 Apr 2005 06:02 PDT
i believe that NASA is a HUGE waste of tax payers' money, but there are so many huge wastes of tax payer monies, that i find it best not to think about it. i also think the National Endowment for the Arts is a waste, but i guess i would rather see my money go to the NEA than NASA. of course, in a perfect world, tax payers' money would go toward some sort of national healthcare program, and housing for the homeless, but this is far from a perfect world. in response to Steve's comment: do you really believe that spending trillions on space exploration over the years was the ONLY way to invent the cellfone? and bridges??? i find that extremely hard to believe. i think it could have been done in a much more cost efficient way, right here on bad-old-planet-earth. just my two cents. thanks for listening.
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