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Today’s Deep Space Extra

12 Jul 2021, 13:43 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… On Sunday, The House Appropriations Committee released its draft FY2022 Commerce-Justice-Science bill proposing $25.04 billion for NASA, a $1.77 billion increase over FY2021, and $240 million more than the Biden Administration proposed for 2022. NASA and Northrop Grumman finalize contract to build the Gateway’s HALO.

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House Appropriators propose bigger boost for NASA than BidenCoalition Member in the News: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing, Lockheed Martin Spacepolicyonline.com (7/11): Draft legislation released by the House Appropriations Committee on Sunday includes $25.04 billion in 2022 for NASA, $1.77 billion more than FY2021 and about $240 million more than President Biden’s request of $24.80 billion for FY2022. Compared to the President’s 2022 budget request, the Exploration, Science, and Aeronautics accounts receive boosts, totaling about $458 million. Space Technology, Space Operations, and Safety, Security and Mission Services get cuts totaling about $220 million. This works out to about $400 million more for Exploration than requested by the White House, much of which will go to the Space Launch System, Orion, and Exploration Ground Systems. The Exploration R&D budget, which funds the Human Landing System (HLS), would get a $150 million increase, but it is unclear how much ...

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