As you know, the USA has stopped all flights into space. Our space shuttles are officially retired and collecting dust. The future of the NASA Space Program is unknown really. The space program cost us $200 billion+ over the years (started in 1971) and since we won’t be using it anytime soon we may want to consider closing it all completely. It’s sad we won’t be exploring the universe anymore but we are so in debt – this cut is a must. We are looking for ways to save money now and what is the point of holding on to all this equipment, technology, shuttles, launch pads etc if we are not going to use it ever again? Space exploration should now be officially private. There is no need for the government to be involved (except for security and the our satellites already in space). Teams have already proven that better and cheaper shuttles are available and nearly ready to be used commercially. Let the corporations pay for it.
On a side note, our government is spending 4.1 billion dollars per day. 50 days from right now, the government will have spent more than the entire NASA Space Program.