Colorado boy on mission to save NASA

December 10, 2013 10:55:45 AM PST
Connor Johnson says he wants to discover "asteroids and stuff" but first, the 6-year-old Colorado boy's on a mission to save NASA.

Connor got hooked on space when he was just three -- He loves NASA and wants to be an astronaut. But when he learned Congress was cutting funding to the space program, he decided to do something.

First, he donated $10.41. Then, he donated his whole piggy bank. And now, he's behind an online petition on the White House website.

"And to get a response from the White House, I need 100,000," he said. 'I would be very sad. NASA is mostly the only space station, like, space company, I've known," he said.

So far, Connor's got about 4,000 signatures. He needs 100,000 by December 29.