In Today’s Deep Space Extra… Congress was formally presented with a detailed version of NASA’s budget request for 2022, $24.8 billion. New Zealand becomes the 11th nation to sign the Artemis Accords.
Human Space Exploration
NASA administrator unveils $24.8 billion 2022 budget requestSpaceflightnow.com (5/28): On Friday, the Biden Administration released the full fiscal year 2022 budget request. The total amount requested for NASA is $24.8 billion, about a $1.5 billion increase over fiscal year 2021. Human exploration programs received $6.9 billion, with the Space Launch System (SLS) being funded at $2.487 billion, the Orion spacecraft at $1.407 billion, and Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) at $590 million. The Gateway received $785 million, and the Human Landing System (HLS) received $1.195 billion, an increase of $345 million over last year’s request. The International Space Station (ISS) received $1.327.
Biden budget retains goal of putting astronauts back on the Moon by 2024Spacepolicyonline.com (5/28): “The President’s budget request is a recognition that NASA’s missions contribute to the Administration’s larger goals for America– climate change, promoting equity, driving economic growth, STEM, research and development, all of which equal jobs,” NASA Administrator Bill Nelson stressed as he unveiled the agency’s portion of the White ...