The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States Federal Government.
Amazingly, everything NASA does is accomplished with using only 1/2 of a PENNY of every tax dollar collected in the United States.
Imagine if we doubled the budget to a full $0.01 per year? We would have a FLEET of space vehicles to perform the many services that will be created once we figure out a safe and cheaper way to escape Earth’s orbit.
NASA is an independent agency that is not a part of any executive department but reports directly to the President.
Interesting if they had some access to knowledge or technology that didn’t need to go through the approval process of an executive department, don’t you think?