Aerospace Companies Empty Their Wallets for Inauguration

Editor's note: Among the donors listed at the official Inaugural website:

- Lockheed Martin Corporation $100,000
- The Boeing Company $100,000
- United Technologies $250,000
- Northrop Grumman $100,000

Each year, NASA selects 50 Explorer Schools which are eligible to recieve up to $17,500 over a 3 year period to purchase technology tools that support science and mathematics instruction. Now, I do know that all of these aerospace companies do make substantial donations to educational activities. But just to put this DC party subsidy into perspective, the collective $550,000 these companies have spent (to say nothing of what they lavished on schmoozefests at the Democratic and Republican conventions last summer) could fund 31 new Explorer schools for three years.

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