They've been in trouble in terms of funding for so many years, with the American public favoring a cut in space discovery government spending. These asteroids, meteors, live space expeditions, and even Mohawk Guy, have reinvigorated the agency. Did they sign with a PR firm or something? All they need to do now is make people scared that a meteor is going to blow up the planet if NASA doesn't get money to build rockets to blast them before they hit the Earth.
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