Obama Proposes $19 Billion Funds For NASA

Posted: Feb 10 2016, 6:59am CST | by , in News | Latest Science News

Obama Proposes $19 Billion Funds for NASA
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  • President Obama announces Funds amounting to $19 Billion for NASA

President Barack Obama has announced funds amounting to $19 billion for NASA in the 2017 fiscal budget.

NASA would be getting $19 billion as a part of the plan for the fiscal budget for 2017. This budget was announced by President Obama recently.

At least the proposal that Obama sent to Congress has this much which is stated in clear words as a part of the main message. The amount had been slightly decreased from the $19.3 billion that was lent to NASA this year.

The POTUS wanted to slash the budget for the space agency by $840 million. This represents a 20% cut in deep space exploration programs as well as a $100 million taken away from planetary science projects.

On the other hand, earth science as a field got a $110 million fillip. One of the topmost Republicans and climate change contrarians spoke against this plan to excess.

He said that this proposal grounded the astronauts close to home. It was a slap in the face of the Mars mission program. The Obama administration was criticized for being non-serious about America’s top position in space.

This is the last budget that President Obama will be proposing before Congress before he exits the office. Reduction in funds for NASA’s SLS and Orion vehicle that is supposed to take astronauts to the Red Planet were felt to be grave injustices by many.

However, the NASA officials have said that the slashing of funds will not make that much of a difference. It was a sad thing but the rest of the money will be put to good use.

Tests will be carried out for the Mars mission, according to USAToday. There are many more things that need to be insured against any problems along the way. The risks are too great to fail in this mission.

Partnership with the government in the progressive drive will ensure the evolution of space technology. Exploration of the unknown and creation of jobs will go hand in hand with reasonably priced launches.

NASA seeks $90 million by next year so that a midway pit stop could be constructed in space. Astronauts will dock here in their quest for journeys into deep space and beyond.

In fact, the Mars mission could begin by 2018. Among Obama’s budgetary plan lie funds for cancer studies, drug research and shields for computer viruses. Obama said that the budget was not a retrospective step. It was progressive and looked to the future.

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