The purpose of this blog is to deliver recent news of space exploration. The reason I made this blog is because I feel that far too little attention is being paid to this stuff, and I thought I should help with awareness.
Here's a list of orbital launches by year, green is successful, red is unsuccessful, and blue is total:
As you can see, the numbers have been dwindling for decades until a recent rise, which means that the world is operating far below capability in terms of space exploration. Here's a graph of NASA's budget: It's been steady since the Apollo program, but the notable point here is that the budget in 2004 was a mere $15 billion. The budget is set to rise up to $20 billion (in 2010 dollars) by 2014, but that still makes NASA one of the smaller agencies of the US government. It's absolutely nothing compared the the country's unnecessary defense spending.