In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine appeared before a Senate authorization panel Wednesday to seek bipartisan support for the agency’s efforts to return to the Moon with astronauts in 2024. President Trump signed a budget continuing resolution early Thursday, the start of the 2021 fiscal year, to prevent a federal government shutdown.
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Another Senate hearing, but still no clue on likely fate of Artemis fundingCoalition Member in the News – DyneticsSpacepolicyonline.com (9/30): NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine appeared on Wednesday before the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, an authorization body, to seek bipartisan support for the agency’s push to accelerate a return to the surface of the Moon by 2024. Authorization legislation does not appropriate money. The 2021 fiscal year began early Thursday without House, Senate and White House agreement on a budget.
Trump signs stopgap spending bill to keep government fundedNew York Times (10/1): President Trump early Thursday signed a “stopgap” budget measure to prevent a government shutdown as the 2021 fiscal year started at midnight. The budget continuing resolution (CR), approved by the Senate Wednesday and the House last week, keeps funding, including NASA’s, at 2020 fiscal year levels until ...