NASA is a joke today. The competent people have been pushed out in the last 4 years, leaving the incompetent. It was one of the last agencies in the government to actually have people who met the requirements for their job slots. Today, NASA does little that NOAA does not do, and we don’t need two cabinet-level Administrations that do satellites. When the nuclear propulsion programs were killed by Congress in 1986, it effectively killed most of the things that NASA could do. Imagine having gone to Mars in 1985. We could have. We can’t now.