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The other day I mentioned the anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, and on this day in 1969 the phrase "the eagle has landed" was immortalized as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to reach the moon. One small step for man…

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28. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 21, 2011, 10:41 kanniballl
Capella wrote on Jul 20, 2011, 13:58:

What did Tyson say in that clip the other day, 5 or .5 cents on the dollar is what NASA cost tax payers? What we need is a new space race to spark interest again. Wonder what happens if another country starts planning a trip to Mars?

Lately it's been about ~0.6% of the federal budget, meaning 0.6-cents (or $0.006) of every dollar spent from the budget.

Since I believe we out-spend our income from taxes I'd say that's less that 0.5-cents for every dollar you spend on Federal taxes. So if you made $60,000 before taxes, then you probably contributed less than $130 to NASA.
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