Scientists Holding Bake Sale for NASA

They're trying to raise money after new cuts to the program


Well, this is cute: Students at the University of Central Florida are planning a bake sale to help fund NASA's planetary science programs.

"We're not asking for more of the pie, we're asking for less of a bite out of the pie," one student told Space.com

This demonstration stemmed after the 2013 budget proposal from the Obama administration was released, announcing possible cuts to the NASA project of about $300 million.

Congress is still deliberating the federal budget, but scientists are planning demonstrations like bake sales, car washes, and more for Saturday, June 9.

The University of Central Florida's bake sale is just one of many demonstrations sponsored by Boulder's Southwest Research Institute. We can only hope that they'll be dishing out moon pies and astronaut ice cream, although cookies and cupcakes would work just fine as well.

Those interested in buying some sweets to help out NASA (and living in Central Florida) should head over to 1640 E. McCulloch Road in Orlando, Fla., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET.


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