If you like space exploration go sign this petition... https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/double-nasas-budget-05-1-federal-budget/B40WbThr Double NASA's budget from 0.5% to 1% of the Federal Budget. NASA's budget is currently approximately 1/2 of 1 percent of the federal budget. To put this in perspective, the current IRS administrative budget is equivalent (and with the latest proposed increase would be more than NASA). The DOD's ICBM maintenance program has an equivalent budget. Various studies have shown that for every dollar spent on NASA the economy gets a massive return, some studies quote 5 to 7 fold. Let's put our priorities as a country on the future. Education, exploration, research, technology. Please sign the petition if you'd agree that NASA's budget should be increased to at least 1% of the federal budget. As a country we can do better at prioritizing our future. Make the promises of science and engineering achievable by giving NASA the budget it needs.