A fan wants to know what percentage of NASA’s budget goes to private sector contractors. Guest host Bill Nye and guest astronaut Mike Massimino can’t give an answer more specific than “enormous,” but they can tell co-host Eugene Mirman just who does what, and why there’s a role for both private contractors and NASA when it comes to the exploration – and exploitation – of space.
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