Lobbyist Proposes Funding NASA With Ads On Rockets

Could NASA take a page from NASCAR to fund our exploration of space?

That’s the suggestion of lobbyist Robert Wexler with Wexler & Walker Public Policy Associates.  A former Congressman and chair of the House Science Committee, Wexler proposes selling ad space on NASA rocket to help raise revenues for the space agency.

“The sponsorships there pay for operations costing $200-$300 million a year. That’s enough for a whole space flight,” Walker told the committee. “When the Go Daddy rover is traversing Martian terrain, we will be more solidly on our way to fulfilling our destiny in the stars.”

So, do you agree with the idea?  Do you think it’s a good one or a bad one?


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