Trump requests $1.6B in new NASA funding for 2024 moon landing

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In a surprise announcement, agency Administrator Jim Bridenstine said the revitalized moon program will be named Artemis after the Greek goddess of the moon.

“The first time humanity went to the moon it was under the name Apollo,” he said. “The Apollo program forever changed history. … It turns out that Apollo had a twin sister, Artemis. She happens to be the goddess of the moon. Our astronaut office is very diverse and highly qualified. I think it is very beautiful that 50 years after Apollo, the Artemis program will carry the next man ‘ and the first woman ‘ to the moon.”

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NASA seeks $1.6B to jump start new moon shot program called ‘Artemis’

NASA leaders said today the White House will seek $1.6 billion in extra funding from Congress this fiscal year to meet its ambitious goal of sending a man and a woman to the Moon’s surface in 2024, a program now officially named “Artemis’ for the sister of Apollo, namesake of the original Moon mission program.

‘The first time humanity went to the Moon, it was under the name Apollo,’ NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told a telephone press conference Monday night. “The Apollo program forever changed history and I know all of us in this room and on the phone are very proud of the Apollo program.

Date: 2019-05-14T00:52:48.000Z
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NASA names new moon landing mission ‘Artemis’ as Trump administration asks for $1.6 billion

NASA is asking Congress for an additional $1.6 billion in the 2020 budget to cover the cost of the newly named Artemis program to reach the moon by 2024.

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Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ rocket venture, will be launching a manned mission to the moon that would be the first commercial moon landing ever. USA TODAY

WASHINGTON’ The Trump administration is asking Congress for an additional $1.6 billion‘to bankroll its ambitious goal of returning astronauts to the lunar surface by 2024, four years ahead of schedule under a program being dubbed “Artemis.”

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For Artemis Mission to Moon, NASA Seeks to Add Billions to Budget

NASA officials on Monday evening unveiled an updated budget request to Congress, seeking more than $1 billion in additional funding in what they called a down payment to accelerate the return of astronauts to the moon by 2024.

Jim Bridenstine, NASA’s administrator, also said that the mission back to the moon would be called Artemis. In Greek mythology, Artemis is the twin sister of Apollo, whose name was used by NASA for the series of spacecraft that first landed Americans on the moon in 1969.

But the revision is just a request, and Congress must decide whether to back the Trump administration’s plan to race back to the lunar surface.

Date: 2019-05-14T01:11:15.000Z
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