Last Monday, July 22, was the 44th anniversary of America’s Apollo 11 mission’s historic landing on the Moon.
Here’s dashcam footage from the lunar rover.
I don’t know why Bloomberg reporter Adam Johnson keeps referring to Apollo 16, instead of Apollo 11. Apollo 16 was the 10th manned mission in the U. S. Apollo space program; the 5th and penultimate to land on the Moon; and the first to land in the lunar highlands.
How sad that Obama the POS has drastically cut the budget of NASA. From Wiki:
NASA’s budget has generally been approximately 1% of the federal budget from the early 1970s on, but briefly peaked to approximately 3.3% in 1966 during the Apollo program. Recent public perception of the NASA budget has been shown to be significantly different from reality; a 1997 poll indicated that Americans responded on average that 20% of the federal budget went to NASA.
The percentage of federal budget that NASA has been allocated has been steadily dropping since the Apollo program and as of 2012 the NASA budget is estimated to be 0.48% of the federal budget. In a March 2012 meeting of the United States Senate Science Committee, Neil deGrasse Tyson testified that “Right now, NASA’s annual budget is half a penny on your tax dollar. For twice that—a penny on a dollar—we can transform the country from a sullen, dispirited nation, weary of economic struggle, to one where it has reclaimed its 20th century birthright to dream of tomorrow.” Inspired by Tyson’s advocacy and remarks, the Penny4NASA nonprofit was founded in 2012 by John Zeller and advocates the doubling of NASA’s budget to one percent of the Federal Budget, or one “penny on the dollar.”
Less money for NASA, whose missions direct our eyes to the heavens, but more money for even more people on food stamps.
Way to go, Obama. You’re well on your destructive path to turn this once-great country into a Third World dump.
H/t Patriot Action Network