In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA Administrator Bill Nelson will testify on the agency’s FY2022 budget proposal before the U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee today. Lockheed Martin has been selected to build the aeroshell for NASA’s next Mars lander.
Human Space Exploration
Nelson to Newsmax: NASA needs $5B infrastructure infusion for planned missionsNewsmax (6/22): In an interview with Newsmax, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson expressed hope for $5 billion from the Biden Administration’s infrastructure bill to support the agency’s Moon and Mars exploration initiatives. The infrastructure money would be in addition to NASA’s $24.8 billion budget request for 2022. Nelson will testify before the U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee on the agency’s budget at 10 a.m. EDT. The hearing will be broadcast live on NASA TV and streamed at www.nasa.gov/nasalive.
Starliner capsule fueled for unpiloted test flight to International Space StationCoalition Members in the News – Boeing, Lockheed Martin, United Launch Alliance Spceflightnow.com (6/22): Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft has been fueled with its hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide maneuvering propellants in preparation for its uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station (ISS) on July 30. If the test flight goes according to plan, it will clear the way ...