spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


NASA gets $23.3 billion in 2021 omnibus spending bill
Posted: Sat, Jan 2, 2021, 12:29 PM ET (1729 GMT)
NASA An omnibus spending bill passed Monday will give NASA nearly $23.3 billion in fiscal year 2021, but cuts funding in some key programs. The spending bill, passed by the House and Senate late Monday, allocates $23.271 billion for NASA, $642 million above what it received in 2020 but nearly $2 billion less than its original request for 2021. The Human Landing System program to develop lunar landers for Artemis will get $850 million, about one-fourth its original request; NASA officials said earlier the agency needed full funding for that program to keep a 2024 lunar landing on track. NASA's commercial LEO development program received only $17 million, compared to a request of $150 million. The bill does fully fund other major NASA exploration and science programs, including restoring funding for several Earth science and astrophysics missions as well as NASA's education program.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Starship completes suborbital test flight
Posted: Sat, May 8 11:28 AM ET (1528 GMT)

Blue Origin to auction off New Shepard seat
Posted: Sat, May 8 11:22 AM ET (1522 GMT)

SpaceX launches more Starlink satellites
Posted: Sat, May 8 11:15 AM ET (1515 GMT)

news links
Wednesday, May 12
SBIRS GEO-5 Encapsulated Ahead of Upcoming Launch
US Space Force — 6:13 am ET (1013 GMT)
STPSat-6 safely arrives in Florida
US Space Force — 6:13 am ET (1013 GMT)
Vandenberg renaming to match Space Force designation
KEYT-TV Santa Barbara, CA — 6:12 am ET (1012 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list