Thursday, September 15, 2011

Reason #24: Ours Is Bigger

NASA's new Space Launch System - seen in the above still from Space Chimps 2 - is the most boringly-named government enterprise since, oh, the American Jobs Act, but it's also the first step on the road to a post-shuttle US space program. Its goal is to get us onto an asteroid by the 2020s and Mars by the 2030s, or to be defunded by President Rick Perry; whichever comes first.

And why wouldn't it be defunded, at a whopping $3 billion per year - also known as nine days in Afghanistan.

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