March 6, 2014
NASA Reaching for New Heights
NASA’s budget supports our new Strategic Plan to drive advances in science, technology, aeronautics and space exploration to enhance knowledge, education, innovation, economic vitality and stewardship of Earth. To send humans to an asteroid by 2025, NASA is formulating the first-ever mission to identify and redirect an asteroid. The budget also supports the extension of the International Space Station (ISS) to at least 2024, which is essential to sending humans to deep space destinations and returning benefits to humanity through research and development. The budget proposes an additional $886 million for NASA as part of the Opportunity, Growth, and Security Initiative, including additional funding for Science, Space Launch System/Orion, Technology, ISS, and Commercial Crew.