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Today’s Deep Space Extra

11 Feb 2020, 13:32 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… President Trump called Monday for a 12 percent increase in NASA’s budget for 2021 in order to achieve a return to the surface of the Moon with human explorers in 2024. The proposed top line, 25.2B, is the highest request since Apollo. The President’s Budget Request is a “blueprint” requiring Congressional approval in order to be carried out.
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Trump’s budget would bolster NASA’s plan to return humans to the MoonCoalition Members in the News – Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop GrummanWashington Post (2/10): With a proposed White House funding boost for 2021, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Monday that it’s now up to the agency to achieve the goal of accelerating a human return to the surface of the Moon from 2028 to 2024. He characterized it as one of the “strongest” budget proposals in the agency’s history.
White House requests significant NASA budget increase to fund Artemis programSpaceNews.com (2/10): The White House is seeking $25.24 billion for NASA in 2021, a 12 percent increase, much of the money intended to achieve Artemis, an accelerated effort to return to the surface of the Moon with human explorers by 2024. The budget ...

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