No no. It cant finance the projects..........so Iam looking for the right word here...........ummmmmm.......yes broke ya that is the word. It is easy to say that it has x billion budget. But NASA pays very high price for goods and service for the projects. Similarlywhen people say that USA spent 20 billions in Afganistan........not impressed. You can lower your TFTness and install simple water purification plant that gives water in cents or theycan import water from california at 10USD/lt. IMONASA achived great things when it was concentrating on science but for last 20 years they are just concentrating on minor side rag tag discoveries which are the result of da or imagery obtained from pasr projects.
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You couldn't be more wrong. In the last 20 tears we've had 3 rovers on Mars, 2 are still active, with more missions to Saturn and Pluto, an orbiting telescope(s)(Hubble) with one telescope being sent out beyond the moon in a couple of years plus multiple competitions for service contracts to the ISS by private companies with one entry being a lifting body space plane (we have three otherm space planes but they are operated by the DoD so they don't count). Plus we have many other ongoing projects that I simply can't list because it's just too much for this forum. All of this stuff going on plus there are mandated congressional programs for a BEO capsule and the SLS rocket which will be tested in 2017. Plus we recently built a new rocket engine, the first in 10 years. So broke? Nah, not broke. Not when we dwarf everybody else's spending in space.
Oh, also in the last 20 years we've added a space port in Alaska Kodiak Island, another one in Virginia and added facilities to another in New Mexico. Plus there is a launch facility at Mojave, Ca. and SpaceX is building a launch at Vandenberg AFB on the coast of Ca for it's new heavy rocket. True, it's not NASA but it still reflects on America society's efforts in the space arena.