Also the NASA budget is 17.6B dollars and that makes up less than half a percentage point of what the Federal government spends. Back when we were doing Apollo 11 and stuff NASAs budget was 25B(adjusted for inflation) a year and that made up 2.5% of what the federal government spent. You see the federal government never gave much money to NASA in the first place, if we currently gave NASA 2.5% of what the Feds spend then I am sure we already would have intersteller travel or at least it would have been possible to travel to the moon as a vacation site. Cutting NASAs budget won't do anything in balancing the budget, its only going to set things far back for our achievements. And another thing if you think Obama is a good president then why isn't he transparent and whatever happened to Gitmo? The guy sucks and knowing the American people who voted for Bush twice, the people will vote for Obama twice and it will be a very big mistake.