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NASA

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Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Donald Trump, Mike Pence

Don’t let Trump dump essential NASA and NOAA programs

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE FOR FUTURE UPDATES! In 2017, most climate scientists would tell you that “any weakening of our technological, scientific and human capabilities related to weather and climate” will place American lives and property at risk. Yet the Trump administration recently announced that it was ready to take that risk by unveiling almost $990 million dollars in cuts to NOAA and nearly $200 million in cuts to NASA’s budget. Both agencies play a leading role in collecting and analyzing data vital to climate science. The Trump budget even calls for eliminating $250 million worth of NOAA grants that help coastal communities already dealing with rising seas, beach erosion, and other ravages of climate change. These targeted budget cuts are nothing more than a thinly veiled attack on climate science and the ability of jurisdictions to act in response to climate-related changes to coastal areas across the country. This administration filled with climate change skeptics wants to eliminate our ability to track and measure land and climate changes to our Earth as carbon continues to flood into our atmosphere. We can’t let this happen. If you believe that understanding and mitigating the effects of climate change is key to our future, please sign and share this petition. Let’s come together and tell Congress to dump the Trump budget -- not our essential NASA and NOAA science programs.

Nathan & Brittany
52,254 supporters
Started 8 months ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, President of the United States

Continue Funding for NASA

NASA has long been a point of pride for the United States. During the Space Race, there was a certain national pride associated with space missions and research, and the entire country cheered when a United States crew were the first individuals to set foot on the moon. After the craze of the Space Race, NASA has reached a place where the whole of the public is less interested in the goals of NASA. What people do not realize, however, is all of the good NASA does that directly impacts lives here on Earth. Breast cancer detection systems, ear thermometers to detect fevers, and even memory foam were developed in part by NASA. So while the public may think NASA is all rocket science, there is a significant amount of their research that is used daily here on our planet. Not only does NASA’s research influence Earth-based applications, but it also provides opportunities to create global partnerships. The ISS is just one successful example with over 68 nations having participated in ISS activities.  With common goals to learn and explore more of the universe, space exploration provides opportunities to help align interests among nations, establish trust among one another, and provide partnership framework. Continuing funding for NASA also means continuing inspiration. With space missions and research, NASA inspires young people to take an interest in the STEM fields. NASA has created many programs for students, hoping to inspire them to become progressive people who seek the betterment of humanity. Once again, NASA proves to have goals beyond rocket science. While President Trump did just allocate a chunk of funds to NASA, this funding will do more of shifting NASA’s focus rather than giving them extra funds. President Trump wishes to focus on deep space research, and as a result, the Earth Sciences studies will take a loss in the next several years. Time and time again NASA has enriched the world with knowledge, innovation, international partnerships, inspiration, the list continues. Let’s help ensure NASA continues to receive the necessary funding to do so. For More Information, you can visit: Kaplan, Sarah. "Trump Signs NASA Bill Aimed at Sending People to Mars." The Washington Post. WP Company, 21 Mar. 2017. Web. 02 Apr. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/03/21/trump-signs-nasa-bill-aimed-at-landing-on-mars/?utm_term=.f023b09262c4 Miozzi, CJ. "NASA Should Continue to Receive Funding." Space Exploration, edited by Michael Ruth, Greenhaven Press, 2016. Opposing Viewpoints. Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Accessed 2 Apr. 2017. Originally published as "Is NASA Worth Funding?", 11 June 2014. Bush, George W. "The United States Must Make Space Exploration a Priority." Space Exploration, edited by Daniel A. Leone, Greenhaven Press, 2005. At Issue. Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Accessed 2 Apr. 2017. Originally published as "speech at NASA Headquarters," 2004. Wallace, Erin. "The United States Should Reignite the Space Race." Space Exploration, edited by Michael Ruth, Greenhaven Press, 2016. Opposing Viewpoints. Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Accessed 2 Apr. 2017. Originally published as "Opinion—Wallace: US Must Reinvigorate Space Exploration," Dailytoreador.com, 11 Nov. 2014.

Taelor Romero
113 supporters