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National Planetary Exploration Car Wash and Bake Sale 103

An anonymous reader writes "To attract media and Congressional attention to the deep NASA planetary exploration cuts proposed to take place October 1, and the need to restore the planetary budget to present or higher levels, a National Planetary Exploration Car Wash and Bake Sale is being planned for June 9th. Organizations already involved include planetary groups at many universities, research institutions, and Moon Express (Google Lunar X Prize)."
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National Planetary Exploration Car Wash and Bake Sale

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 16, 2012 @05:20AM (#39698563)

    The only place those trilliions should go is back to the hard working people they were taken from. If individuals want a space program, then they can get out their check books and voluntarily pay for one.

    Boy, your just showing your ignorance there. NASA routinely runs less than a penny per federal dollar.
    It makes no sense to try to balance the budget with cuts to NASA.
    From Wikipedia:
    NASA's FY 2011 budget of $18.4 billion represents about 0.5% of the $3.4 trillion United States federal budget during the year, or about 35% of total spending on academic scientific research in the United States.

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