How has the government been funding the space program for so long?



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    Each year funding for the NASA space program is determined by the U.S. Government’s budget.  Each year the amounts vary and actually, in 2011, the whole program was shut down permanently.

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    Though NASA did require a large budget to maintain its existence, it also created huge sums of revenue.  An independent survey found that NASA actually created more revenue than it spent between 1958 and 1987.  In that time period NASA made 181 billion dollars through various non-space applications.  Some of these are inventions created by NASA, sales, jobs created, and federal corporate income tax.  The budget of NASA was far smaller than most Americans believed.

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