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JAXA astronaut Aki Hoshide took, arguably, the best Facebook profile photo during yesterday’s ISS spacewalk.

JAXA astronaut Aki Hoshide took, arguably, the best Facebook profile photo during yesterday’s ISS spacewalk.

What happens when a group of NASA and private aerospace engineers and scientists play Kerbal Space Program?

You get the greatest rocket designed by committee, ever!

Latest raw imagery from MSL.
That’s a 3.4 mile tall mountain in the background.
Yep, we’re going to drive up it.

Latest raw imagery from MSL.

That’s a 3.4 mile tall mountain in the background.

Yep, we’re going to drive up it.

These people in 24 hours are going to land 2,000lbs of exotic metals and instrumentation on the surface of Mars using an untested, unproven method of landing large payloads on the surface of another planet.
What did you do this summer?

These people in 24 hours are going to land 2,000lbs of exotic metals and instrumentation on the surface of Mars using an untested, unproven method of landing large payloads on the surface of another planet.

What did you do this summer?

Richard Feynman explains how science works.

The Russian space program is a peculiar intersection of cutting edge home-grown technology and as-old-as-time tradition.
Photo: NASA/Carla Cioffi

The Russian space program is a peculiar intersection of cutting edge home-grown technology and as-old-as-time tradition.

Photo: NASA/Carla Cioffi

JESUS CHRIST THAT NOISE

THAT NOISE

FROM 4 MILES AWAY

Sunita Williams in her Sokol suit.
She’s set to become the second female commander of the ISS later this year.

Sunita Williams in her Sokol suit.

She’s set to become the second female commander of the ISS later this year.

Don Pettit making himself a snack on the ISS.

Don Pettit making himself a snack on the ISS.

Space Shuttle Columbia orbits over Typhoon Owen during STS-62.

Space Shuttle Columbia orbits over Typhoon Owen during STS-62.

Members of the media photograph the Soyuz TMA-04M rocket launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome 
There goes three guys to work.

Members of the media photograph the Soyuz TMA-04M rocket launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome 

There goes three guys to work.

My rocket, Ambitious (But Rubbish), laid out for inspection before I begin to build.

"Fuck this shit, I’m going to space."

Welcome home Discovery.
Photo: NASA/SI/Eric Long

Welcome home Discovery.

Photo: NASA/SI/Eric Long

#penny4NASA

Right now there’s a movement beginning to form.

A lot of us love our space history.

Project Mercury proved that a man could go to, operate within and return safely from space.

Project Gemini showed us that we could build vehicles that could carry two astronauts and keep them alive in space for a couple of weeks at a time.

Project Apollo was the icing on the cake: We set a goal for ourselves and we accomplished it: Astronauts walked on the Moon.

The Space Shuttles gave us the means to conduct scientific experiments and build our current project: the International Space Station.

And let’s not forget the countless robotic programs: Mariner, Voyager, Galileo, Cassini, the Mars Exploration Rovers and the past, present and future missions to come.

But something’s amiss: NASA ain’t what it used to be.

During the height of glory, NASA received a solid 4% of the US Government’s annual budget.

Today, NASA will receive 0.45% of the proposed FY2013 budget. Less than half a penny for every dollar of taxes you pays goes to pushing humanity beyond it’s boundaries.

Most are shocked to learn that NASA receives such a small amount of the money is takes to run this country, with most figures during public polls placing our budget near “20-40%”, and they couldn’t be further from the truth.

Congress seems to be set on space history, and in doing so, is cutting NASA’s budget significantly, attempting to make traveling to space…history.

Some of us are NOT okay with this, and we are beginning to let our voices be heard.

NASA is not simply just an exploratory agency, the technological benifits that have been dervied from the work NASA has done have revolutionized our cultures and economies.

Personal computers, GPS, smart phones, water purification systems, vaccines against diseases, lighter materials, maybe even the mattress you sleep on every night: none of it would be possible without the help of NASA.

All we’re asking for is a slight increase in the budget to NASA: move from 0.45% to 1%. Let’s dedicate a single penny of every tax-dollar received to NASA.

Sign this petition today advocating this increase and let your voice be heard.

Imagine what we could do with a single penny.

JAXA astronaut Aki Hoshide took, arguably, the best Facebook profile photo during yesterday’s ISS spacewalk.

JAXA astronaut Aki Hoshide took, arguably, the best Facebook profile photo during yesterday’s ISS spacewalk.

What happens when a group of NASA and private aerospace engineers and scientists play Kerbal Space Program?

You get the greatest rocket designed by committee, ever!

Latest raw imagery from MSL.
That’s a 3.4 mile tall mountain in the background.
Yep, we’re going to drive up it.

Latest raw imagery from MSL.

That’s a 3.4 mile tall mountain in the background.

Yep, we’re going to drive up it.

These people in 24 hours are going to land 2,000lbs of exotic metals and instrumentation on the surface of Mars using an untested, unproven method of landing large payloads on the surface of another planet.
What did you do this summer?

These people in 24 hours are going to land 2,000lbs of exotic metals and instrumentation on the surface of Mars using an untested, unproven method of landing large payloads on the surface of another planet.

What did you do this summer?

Richard Feynman explains how science works.

The Russian space program is a peculiar intersection of cutting edge home-grown technology and as-old-as-time tradition.
Photo: NASA/Carla Cioffi

The Russian space program is a peculiar intersection of cutting edge home-grown technology and as-old-as-time tradition.

Photo: NASA/Carla Cioffi

JESUS CHRIST THAT NOISE

THAT NOISE

FROM 4 MILES AWAY

Sunita Williams in her Sokol suit.
She’s set to become the second female commander of the ISS later this year.

Sunita Williams in her Sokol suit.

She’s set to become the second female commander of the ISS later this year.

Don Pettit making himself a snack on the ISS.

Don Pettit making himself a snack on the ISS.

Space Shuttle Columbia orbits over Typhoon Owen during STS-62.

Space Shuttle Columbia orbits over Typhoon Owen during STS-62.

Members of the media photograph the Soyuz TMA-04M rocket launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome 
There goes three guys to work.

Members of the media photograph the Soyuz TMA-04M rocket launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome 

There goes three guys to work.

My rocket, Ambitious (But Rubbish), laid out for inspection before I begin to build.

"Fuck this shit, I’m going to space."

Welcome home Discovery.
Photo: NASA/SI/Eric Long

Welcome home Discovery.

Photo: NASA/SI/Eric Long

#penny4NASA

Right now there’s a movement beginning to form.

A lot of us love our space history.

Project Mercury proved that a man could go to, operate within and return safely from space.

Project Gemini showed us that we could build vehicles that could carry two astronauts and keep them alive in space for a couple of weeks at a time.

Project Apollo was the icing on the cake: We set a goal for ourselves and we accomplished it: Astronauts walked on the Moon.

The Space Shuttles gave us the means to conduct scientific experiments and build our current project: the International Space Station.

And let’s not forget the countless robotic programs: Mariner, Voyager, Galileo, Cassini, the Mars Exploration Rovers and the past, present and future missions to come.

But something’s amiss: NASA ain’t what it used to be.

During the height of glory, NASA received a solid 4% of the US Government’s annual budget.

Today, NASA will receive 0.45% of the proposed FY2013 budget. Less than half a penny for every dollar of taxes you pays goes to pushing humanity beyond it’s boundaries.

Most are shocked to learn that NASA receives such a small amount of the money is takes to run this country, with most figures during public polls placing our budget near “20-40%”, and they couldn’t be further from the truth.

Congress seems to be set on space history, and in doing so, is cutting NASA’s budget significantly, attempting to make traveling to space…history.

Some of us are NOT okay with this, and we are beginning to let our voices be heard.

NASA is not simply just an exploratory agency, the technological benifits that have been dervied from the work NASA has done have revolutionized our cultures and economies.

Personal computers, GPS, smart phones, water purification systems, vaccines against diseases, lighter materials, maybe even the mattress you sleep on every night: none of it would be possible without the help of NASA.

All we’re asking for is a slight increase in the budget to NASA: move from 0.45% to 1%. Let’s dedicate a single penny of every tax-dollar received to NASA.

Sign this petition today advocating this increase and let your voice be heard.

Imagine what we could do with a single penny.

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