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NASA's New Budget [infographic]

GOOD has a good timeline of NASA’s budget over the last 50 years.

The Obama administration announced a new budget for NASA, which despite a nominal increase, cuts future programs and the prospect of more space exploration. This is a look at NASA’s budget over time, and the major missions it accomplished with that budget.

A collaboration between GOOD and 

Although, since the timeline wraps like text to keep it on one page, I think the bars that represent the different programs should stay in the same order.  And what’s with the flashing images when you view the large infographic?

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Reader Comments (3)

While I realize the idea is to show the percentage of the total budget that NASA gets, I didn't see anything on the chart that showed the dollar values had been adjusted for inflation. So, you can't really compare from year to year. That IMHO seems to takeaway from the graphic.

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

It's a pity the space exploration program isn't getting funds anymore, how can anyone expect scientific breakthrough with no money? The lack of funds can result in setbacks and accidents like Colombia Space Shuttle and that results in a decrease of funding... this doesn't sound good at all

August 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersantaclaws
thanks for the good read!
June 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjoe grey

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