Space exploration is remarkably compelling for most Americans, a challenging pursuit that distinguishes the United States as a global leader, while ensuring a steady stream of innovative technologies that strengthen the economy and, just as importantly, inspiring our youth to dream big.
The Coalition and the NASA Visitor Center Consortium are pleased to announce the winners of the “Why Space Matters to the Future” video contest: Addie Augsburger, Clyzzel Samson, and Elizabeth Paddock. Winners were selected for both their creative demonstrations of the importance of space exploration and their unique visions for the future if the boundaries of space continue to expand.
The Coalition supports the President’s request of $17.7B for NASA in 2014, and is encouraged by the continued investment in Space as a driver of the U.S economy. However, the Coalition is concerned this budget request is contingent upon Congressional approval of an alternative sequestration proposed by the President, which if not adopted would reduce the proposed budget by nearly one billion dollars. In the event of further sequestration budget constraints, it remains unclear whether NASA would have enough funds to accomplish current programs, yet alone newly proposed initiatives.
Voting is now open for the “Why Space Matters?” video contest! Please vote for your favorite video between now and April 14. www.visitNASA.com/contest
Space exploration has challenged us, inspired us, and improved us. Here’s your chance to tell us what inspires you!