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6-Year-Old Tries to Save NASA with White House Petition

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With NASA budget cuts looming, one 6-year-old kid is taking as direct a route as he can to ask President Obama to save the nation’s space program.

Connor Johnson of Denver, Colorado loves space and hopes to be an astronaut one day.

“The whole reason I want to be an astronaut so I can discover, like, new worlds and discover, like, asteroids or stuff that I could build stuff out of,” he says.

But he quickly realized that the $10.41 in his piggy bank wasn’t going to make up for the 2014 fiscal year shortfall about to hit NASA, so he decided to petition the White House to increase funding.

“Increase NASA funding. So we can discover new worlds, protect us from danger and to make dreams come true,” reads the petition. “Increase the funding for NASA so that children can dream of exploring the universe. Science funding is the future of our country.”

The petition currently boasts about 10,000 signatures, and it needs 90,000 more by December 29th to hit the signature threshold and (hopefully) for an official White House response.

The White House previously requested $17.7 billion in 2014 funding for NASA, but lawmakers are looking to slash nearly $1 billion from NASA’s budget. As of now, NASA’s exact 2014 funding remains up in the air.

This kid is cute, and his point is more than valid – we all need the promise of space exploration to make dreams come true – and it’s not like we’re giving NASA anything significant anyway. You lose more money in your couch every week than you give to NASA in taxes. Still, little Connor is just 6 years old, and has yet to fully realize just how futile an exercise posting a petition to the White House’s site really is.

6-Year-Old Tries to Save NASA with White House Petition
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  • Fantasy?

    Save your money kid. I know what the media tells you — the space program is dead … blah … blah … blah. It isn’t dead. It was moved to the Black OPS world. This has been repeatedly confirmed by many high ranking officials. Heck, even Senator Mike Gravel said this in an international press conference. We just didn’t throw up our hands after we went to the moon and said “Well, we have done all we could do. Nothing more to see or do.” No, my guess is they saw more than they bargained for and decided to take the whole program into the Black OPS world. Much more privacy and secrecy there. My best friend works for Arthur Anderson. Even they can’t audit Black Budgets. If you can’t audit anything, you can get away with anything. You can do anything. The Pentagon freaking lost 2.3 TRILLION dollars. That much money doesn’t get lost — it gets transferred into secret programs.

    So yeah, it is a nice feel good story. But really, there is a lot of space exploration going on. People really don’t think all this money being spent is going to stop terrorists that aren’t attacking America. Think about it. If terrorists really wanted to attack America, they could literally walk across the border, walk into any mall, and blow it up. That is nearly unstoppable and would cause wide spread terror. It hasn’t happened and it won’t happen. The terrorism threat is bogus. It was used to get us to go to war and to fund Black projects. Not saying that it is right or wrong. Just that it is what it is. That is the way America works.

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    Great boy how they are this much talented at a very young age.

  • Actually

    There are massive underground bases across America. I have been in them and seen them. We have over 1,000 bases throughout the world. America has so much stuff that the public knows nothing about. Our space program is not dead. Don’t people get it? What is the basic principle of warfare? Whoever has the high ground wins. Space is the ultimate high ground. The military has been pursuing it for the past 100 years. Just because you don’t see things happen — it doesn’t me that they do not happen. We are in space. Believe me.

    This isn’t some conspiracy theory. It is just common sense. It doesn’t even mean something bad is going on. It just means there are more benefits to keeping a space program secret than there are to tell the world about it.

    You don’t think all this activity in China and Russia is happening just because. Don’t tell me government can’t keep secrets either. They did it for the Manhattan project and countless others.

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