Many of us right now are wide-eyed with the latest images from NASA's Curiosity mission to Mars -- so much so that, as Europe wakes up from its live-TV Olympics 100-meter sprint slumber, it looks like that site is occasionally crashing from traffic.
Now, another, important idea is just starting to take shape: NASA needs money, big time, to keep doing cool stuff like this.
#fundNASA is picking up steam on Twitter with people (at least in theory) saying they would step up to crowdfund NASA for the future.
It turns out that at the moment, it’s cost about $7 per U.S. taxpayer to fund the project, less than 1% of the U.S.’s current military budget. Some are starting to suggest that they would pay a lot more, using a more immediate vehicle like Kickstarter to do it...