Double NASA's Budget to 1% of the US Budget

Double NASA's Budget to 1% of the US Budget

    1. John Zeller
    2. Petition by

      John Zeller

      Corvallis, OR

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President Obama released his budget for NASA in February. NASA and all of its programs are of hugely great importance to our national technological capabilities, economic capacities, and cutting edge innovations. If you disagree, just take a look at the spinoffs document that NASA publishes each year ( The technologies that NASA research has led to that we take for granted every day include, but are certainly not limited to: Lasik surgery scratch resistant lenses, Cordless power tools, Water filters/purification, CAT scanners, Satellite television, Invisible braces, Adjustable smoke detectors, the drive to miniaturize electronics…

Currently, NASA’s budget only represents about half of one penny of every dollar spent by the United States government annually. We are calling to have NASA’s budget increased to one penny on the dollar. That’s it, as crazy as that sounds, it is still only 1 penny of every dollar spent annually. As Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson says, “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.”

Sign this petition to let your Congresspersons know that you want NASA’s budget doubled to 1 penny on the dollar. Find your Congressional Representatives and Senators by going here:

Tell them that:
• You are a constituent of theirs
• That you would like your Congressperson to request that NASA’s budget be doubled, to 1%
• And, that you would like your Congressperson to turn in a Programmatic Funding Request to the Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee of the Approprations Committee on the Committee’s website (

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 30,000 signatures
    2. Neil deGrasse Tyson asks us how much the universe is worth; the Web respond

      John Zeller
      Petition organiser

      The Washington Post has covered us! National News coverage is going to keep our momentum going!

    3. 1200 Signatures!

      John Zeller
      Petition organiser

      1200 signatures is a huge increase from yesterday when we had just 130, keep up the amazing work! Sooner or later, they will have to hear our resounding demands.

    4. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Grady Martin PITTSBURGH, PA
      • 1 day ago

      Neil degrasse tyson

    • will lerch PUEBLO, CO
      • 1 day ago

      my friend is making me do this

    • Brett Hund PUEBLO, CO
      • 1 day ago

      NASA is one of the most important programs in the budget and if we can get it more funding than we can again explore the unknown that is outer-space.

    • fabian benavides UNIVERSITY PARK, PA
      • 1 day ago

      mankind need it

    • Alex Uriati CHEPACHET, RI
      • 2 days ago

      I believe our country should invest in what is important for our world. We need to stop funding our oversea wars and start focusing on what really matters.


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