Has America lost its passion for space?


by Steven Davies on Jul 23, 2013 | Views: 59 | Score: 2
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Sources: whitehouse.gov
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Steven Davies
Steven Davies on Jul 23, 2013 3:55 PM said:

The NASA budget has been decreasing as a percentage of the U.S. budget. During the early ages of space travel in the 1960s, NASA funding was a much larger part of the U.S. budget, peaking at 4.4% of the U.S. budget in 1966. In 2012, government support of NASA was lower than ever, comprising only 0.5% of the U.S. budget.

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