In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The White House proposes an increase to NASA’s budget. Ingenuity helicopter flight delayed until Wednesday.
Human Space Exploration
Biden administration proposes $24.7 billion budget for NASA in 2022
SpaceNews.com (4/9): The Biden administration presented Congress with a top line budget proposal for 2022, one that includes $24.7 billion for NASA, a 6.3 percent increase over 2021’s 23.27 billion. The spending plan includes support for Earth Science and Space Technology development as well as STEM education. However, many of the specifics await release. It’s unclear when the new administration plans to return to the Moon with humans, but the president has vowed to return with the first person of color as well as the first woman.
Aerojet Rocketdyne refurbishing RS-25 engines for Artemis 1 launch and production restart testing
Coalition Members in the News – Aerojet Rocketdyne, Jacobs
NASAspaceflight.com (4/9): With the completion of another single-engine RS-25 development test, Aerojet Rocketdyne is now refurbishing five engines at the Stennis Space Center for their next use. Engines 2045, 2056, 2058, and 2060 fired up during the last test in the SLS rocket’s core stage Green Run series and are now being refurbished ahead of shipment ...