In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The White House announced late Monday it will seek an additional $1.6 billion for NASA in 2020 to help accelerate plans to return human explorers to the surface of the Moon from 2028 to 2024. The congressional request supplements the $21 billion NASA spending plan for the fiscal year beginning October 1 and presented to lawmakers on March 11.
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Trump requests $1.6 billion plus-up to NASA budget to return Americans to the Moon by 2024
Spacepolicyonline.com (5/13): Late Monday, the White House announced it will seek an additional $1.6 billion above its previous request for NASA in 2020, in order to achieve a human return to the Moon by 2024. “Under my Administration, we are restoring NASA to greatness and we are going back to the Moon, then Mars,” said President Trump by Twitter. Much of the supplement to the $21 billion for NASA proposed in March will go to develop commercial capabilities to shuttle astronauts between a NASA lunar orbiting, human tended Gateway and the lunar surface, and to the Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion. In a news briefing, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine revealed the new initiative will be ...