Colorado boy wants to save NASA

Published: December 9, 2013, 1:03 pm, by Dalton Walker
Connor Johnson (KUSA screenshot)

Connor Johnson (KUSA screenshot)

A 6-year-old boy from Denver with dreams of becoming an astronaut is trying to save NASA.

KUSA in Denver reports that Connor Johnson recently started an online petition to save the space agency after Congress cut NASA funding. To start, he needs 100,000 signatures.

“My whole idea was writing off to the president and then I decided to give my whole piggy bank to NASA,” Johnson told KUSA. “I have about $10.41.”

A petition was the boy’s next move. With help from his family, Johnson constructed the petition Nov. 29. His signature is the first of 4,727 signatures as of 1 p.m. Dec. 9. To get a response from the White House, Johnson needs 100,000 signatures, according to KUSA.

The petition is titled: Increase NASA funding. So we can discover new worlds, protect us from danger and to make dreams come true.

Kudos to the young boy for taking the initiative to reach his goal.

Click here to see or sign the petition.