NASA budget facing squeeze, Huntsville Times
"There are a lot of people that just don't understand what NASA does, and those people pay taxes," said McDaniel, who accompanied Gordon and Cramer at Marshall. "We are fortunate here in North Alabama. We have a NASA center. Not everybody does. Many, many people don't understand what goes on in the space program, and then they think NASA is a waste of money. "Only NASA can fight that, and it needs to do a better job."