I don't know what everyone else thinks about this, but i personally feel that the European Space Agency is the most under-funded organization out there.
They are doing incredible work, but can't really compete against the Chinese, Russians, and the Americans when they only get the price of a cinema ticket per European in tax every year.
It would be a real shame, when Russia, China, and America are announcing a manned mission to Mars, while Europe looks on.
Additionally, why doesn't Britain fund space exploration more? Our efforts at unmanned craft have been a bit of a joke, it's too difficult for a Briton to become a funded Astronaut at the moment without being forced to take up an American citizenship.
And actually passed?