NASA pushing #Moon2Mars initiative at Johnson Space Center – KTRK

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NASA hopes a proposed budget of $21 billion will help in their efforts to get astronauts back on the moon, and then to Mars.

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  • Date: 2019-03-12T00:01:53.000Z
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NASA Prioritizes Moon Landings Under Trump Budget Proposal

In a shifting of priorities at NASA, the Trump administration’s proposed budget for next year adds $600 million for an outpost high above the moon and the beginning of development for landers to take astronauts back to the lunar surface.

But in keeping with the administration’s preference for the private sector, the proposal emphasizes a more commercial approach for moon exploration as it seeks budgetary reductions in other areas. It postpones a major upgrade for the giant rocket NASA is developing, and NASA’s science missions could face a 10 percent reduction, including another attempt to cancel an upcoming flagship telescope. Congress has restored such cuts in earlier years.

NASA Is Finally Funding a Mars Sample Return Mission, But Details Are Slim

President Donald Trump’s NASA budget request for the 2020 fiscal year includes funding for a Mars sample return mission that could launch as soon as 2026, the space agency’s chief Jim Bridenstine said today'(March 11).

The mission would fetch rock samples packed up by the agency’s Mars 2020 rover and bring them back to Earth for study in terrestrial labs. Such a mission has frequently been discussed, but not typically included on a budget request for the agency; NASA’s concrete timeline for Mars science missions to Mars has always fizzled out after the Mars 2020 rover mission.

NASA requests $21 billion budget to lead the agency’s return ‘ with astronauts ‘ to the moon

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine delivers remarks during a presentation on the agency’s plans for future deep space moon and Mars missions, at a press briefing at Kennedy Space Center, Monday, March 11, 2019.’ (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel)

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER ‘ NASA is putting its money on the moon, preparing for what the space agency says will be the nation’s long-awaited, sustainable return to missions outside of Earth’s orbit.

A Kennedy Space Center Monday, the space agency revealed the details of its proposed $21 billion budget for fiscal year 2020 ‘ a slight cut from what it got in 2019.

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