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Funding the Final Frontier

As the space shuttle Discovery travels through space on its final mission, NASA starts its next phase of discover with elevated promise and extravagant plans. With such high hopes, where will the money come from to fund it all?

Final Discovery Launch

 On January 5, 1972, the NASA Space Shuttle Program was officially launched. Since then, hundreds of missions and trillions of dollars have worked their way through our imaginations and pocketbooks. Now, the NASA Constellation program is also on the cutting room floor. Instead, NASA is looking at less manpower and more long-term, deep space exploration.

More funding is necessary to make the technology available and the hardware accessible. This graphic by GOOD puts the massive money trail into perspective.

Funding the Final Frontier

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