sex hikayeleri interior desing escort fethiye escort denizli porno hikaye kredi kartı borç sorgulama sitesi yayında ziraatbank borç sorgulama
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
Taxi driver assists in arrest of suspectCommissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho has applauded the actions of a taxi driver who assisted in the arrest of a robbery suspect in Suva city on Friday morning.
WORLD
Pope prays for peace in Syria, KoreaPope Francis prayed for a "political solution" in Syria and for "reconciliation" on the Korean peninsula in his first Easter Sunday message in front of a crowd in St Peter's Square.
TECHNOLOGY
Fiji receives ICT awardFiji’s efforts in harnessing its ICT sector has been recognised by the International Telecommunications Union and Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday received the ICTs in Sustainable Development Award in New York.
BUSINESS
BOSCH enters Fijian marketWorld’s number two and Europe’s number one home appliances manufacturer, BOSCH has entered the Fijian market.
SPORTS
Farina to rejoin team in PNGVodafone Fiji national coach Frank Farina will rejoin the team in Papua New Guinea later today after sorting out his visa.
ENTERTAINMENT
Hillsong United named top Christian artist at Billboard awardsHillsong United was named top Christian artist at the annual Billboard Music Awards on Sunday.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT MOBILE HOT TOPICS FOLLOW US ON