Latest NASA Budget Stories

2009-05-08 07:40:00

NASA announced Thursday an $18.69 billion budget for fiscal year 2010 to advance Earth science, complete the International Space Station, explore the solar system and conduct aeronautics research. The budget request represents an increase of $903.6 million, or 5 percent, above funding provided in the fiscal year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act. All totaled, an additional $2 billion has been added to NASA's 2009 and 2010 budgets under the Obama administration. NASA's fiscal year 2010 request...

2009-05-07 14:54:38

The U.S. space agency says its fiscal 2010 $18 billion budget request will allow completion of the International Space Station and more aeronautics research. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration request represents an increase of $903.6 million, or 5 percent, above fiscal 2009 funding. NASA's fiscal year 2010 request funds a robust program to continue the agency's missions of exploration and research, the space agency said. It supports the administration's commitment to deploy a...

2009-05-07 15:32:46

Thursday President Barack Obama released a new budget that ordered a review of NASA's Constellation project that is meant to replace the U.S. shuttle fleet for manned space flight after next year. "NASA will review U.S. post-shuttle human space flight activities this summer," the bulky document said, complicating the US space agency's future just as it races to complete the International Space Station in 2010. There was no further indication from the budget on the future of Constellation,...

2009-04-23 06:00:00

NASA is facing a critical deadline on whether to retire the space shuttle fleet, however, it still lacks an agency chief to make the $230 billion decision. According to one presidential expert, NASA is so far off the White House radar, it might as well be on Pluto. "As each day goes by, the need for these decisions becomes greater and greater, and the absence of an administrator becomes more and more an issue," said John Logsdon, a member of the NASA Advisory Council and former Obama...

2009-03-05 07:25:00

NASA can land a spacecraft on a peanut-shaped asteroid 150 million miles away, but can't even come close to hitting its own budget goals for building a spacecraft, joked congressional auditors as they reported that the space agency is nearly $1.1 billion in the red on just nine projects over the last couple of years. It's a joke NASA's top officials understand all too well. The Government Accountability Office (GAO), the financial watchdog of the U.S. Congress, reviewed NASA's newest...

2009-02-27 07:25:00

According to U.S. officials, President Obama's budget for 2010 allocates more money to NASA and space exploration. The plan gives the U.S. space agency $18.7 billion, an increase of $2.4 billion from 2008, to research climates change and space exploration. Obama hopes to return people to the moon, like former President George W. Bush, and plans to send probes deep into space. President Obama will also retire the space shuttle in 2010, but may add one more flight to complete the International...

2009-02-26 15:32:13

Acting NASA Administrator Christopher J. Scolese said the following in response to the 2010 fiscal year budget overview for NASA released Feb. 26: "The $18.7 billion budget proposal for 2010 is fiscally responsible and reflects the administration's desire for a robust and innovative agency aligned with the president's goals of advancing our nation's scientific, educational, economic and security interests. "This budget ensures NASA maintains its global leadership in Earth and space research,...

2009-02-26 11:49:34

The U.S. space agency would receive $18.7 billion during fiscal 2010 based on the budget request U.S. President Barack Obama presented Thursday to Congress. The budget proposal's $18.7 billion for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, combined with the $1 billion provided to the agency in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, represents an increase of more than $2.4 billion from NASA's 2008 budget. The money would fund a program of space-based research supporting...

2009-02-05 20:12:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent developments concerning the economic stimulus bill are cause for serious concern for NASA's funding needs. A vote in the Senate is imminent and the outcome for NASA is imperative. NASA needs robust funding and the agency was poised to receive $1.5 billion from the Senate stimulus package, which would have been a step in the right direction. Now, a proposed 50 percent cut puts NASA's programs at risk and in potential turmoil. The Senate has an...

2009-01-17 14:30:00

After four years on the job, NASA Administrator Michael Griffin bid farewell to co-workers on Friday, thanking them for their hard work during his tenure and urging them to support his successor.Griffin said his goodbyes during a live televised address from NASA headquarters in Washington. He became NASA's 11th administrator in 2005, just a couple of years after the Columbia disaster.Griffin, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, offered his letter of resignation as the federal...

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