Many people, including President Donald Trump are seeking to potentially cut NASA’s budget. Mainly, in the form of privatizing NASA. Private space exploration companies such as Space X have been active in assisting NASA on projects for years and some argue that the cost of exploration would significantly decrease if we were to pay a private company to fill NASA’s role.
Some of the most recent attacks on NASA have not necessarily been on their space exploration but their climate change standpoints. Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) has led a group of fellow republicans in a push to get NASA out of the climate investigation and to just focus on space exploration.