Washington : A six-year-old boy who dreams of becoming an astronaut has filed an online petition to US President Barack Obama to increase funding for cash-strapped NASA’s space programme. Connor Johnson from Denver has wanted to be an astronaut since the young age of three. Ever since he learned that Congress was threatening his future prospects to be a scientist or astronaut with NASA by cutting the space agency’s funding, he decided to do something about it.

“My whole idea was writing off to the President and then I decided to give my whole piggy bank to NASA. I have about $10.41,” Johnson said. However, Johnson decided he needed to find a more effective way to reach NASA. Johnson’s family helped him start the petition. Although he did have some guidance, Johnson constructed the petition ideas on his own, the report said.

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