Very small amounts Im good with supporting satellite because we need those in our society and we need to look out for our planet but to have 17.4 billion dollars invested is really ridiculous. We can't even put art supplies in school but yet we could send astronauts up in space. We have one of the worst school systems in the world, we have tons of poverty in our nation but its more "important" to test out shuttles. I believe NASA was a different story decades ago but times are different now. Its not that much of a necessity for government to run it. If anything NASA should be privatized by people who are wanting to keep it going such as SpaceX, but for government to be doing it, it should not be in governments hands. WE are in trillions of dollars in debt, this probably would be a whole different story if we could make our own money and not be in debt but thats not the case.