sex hikayeleri interior desing sikiž hikaye escort denizli porno hikaye
SCIENCE / ENVIRONMENT NEWS
June 09, 2012 12:00:00 AM
  Follow @ Twitter

Could some really great cupcakes be enough to send Americans back to the Moon?

More than a dozen US universities are hosting events on Saturday to urge support for the cash-strapped space agency, which faces major cuts to its planetary programs in fiscal year 2013.

Ranging from shoe shines to car washes and bake sales, the events are not actually designed to raise money to send to NASA, the organizers stressed.

"Our goal is not to raise money but to raise awareness and to have people tell Congress to put the funds back to last year's funding level," said Cindy Conrad, an assistant at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

NASA's planetary programs are expected to be cut by more than $300 million dollars in President Barack Obama's next budget, and the cost-cutting has already axed a major Mars project with Europe.

The US space agency has faced harsh criticism in recent years by slashing a program to return Americans to the Moon and retiring the space shuttle fleet in 2011 without a replacement vehicle to take astronauts to space.

AFP


PREVIOUS STORY
US spring warming off the charts
NEXT STORY
6.0 magnitude quake strikes off Taiwan

Bookmark and Share
   




FIJI NEWS
Reduced sentence for man serving time for rapeA man who raped a nine-year-old girl as he lay alongside her on a mattress she shared with her elder brother has had a little over two years knocked off his sentence following a successful appeal.
WORLD
'Green'-tinted SUVs at Seoul Motor ShowGas-guzzling SUVs, eco-friendly electric cars and the odd brave attempt to marry the selling points of both are taking centre stage at the biennial Seoul Motor Show.
TECHNOLOGY
Vodafone renovates airport shopVodafone Fiji has signed an agreement with Airports Fiji Limited which will allow for renovation of its airport shop at the arrival concourse in Nadi International Airport
HEALTH/FITNESS
$5000 boost to assist diabetes awareness programVodafone Fiji ATH Foundation has stepped in with financial boost to assist the Lions Club in their Diabetes Awareness program.
LIFESTYLE/FASHION
Fiji Link receives ATR72-600 aircraftFiji Airways, Fiji’s national airline, today received its latest ATR72-600 aircraft for its domestic subsidiary Fiji Link.
CELEBRITY
Shahid, Kangana win best actor awardsShahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut were the big winners at the 60th Filmfare Awards in Mumbai, India this morning.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT SERVICES MOBILE EXTRA HOT TOPICS