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Old 10-11-18, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
On that note, consider some numbers. NASA's budget peaked in 1966, years before the Moon landings. Johnson and Nixon are the ones who decided to make it a hobby and not a job. NASA's budget is about 40% of what it was then. By contrast the federal budget has grown enormous since then.

NASA's budget is about 0.5% of the federal budget. Rocket programs and manned space operations are about half of that. The federal budget is about 25% of GDP. So the space program is costing about 0.06% of GDP. In billions, that's about $9B out of $19,400B.

Don't forget the government is basically an insurance company with an army.
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