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Robert Pearlman
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White House Office of Management and Budget summary
NASA Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Budget

Funding Highlights

Provides $17.5 billion in discretionary funding for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) by prioritizing the research and development that lays the foundation for future long term growth and exploration, as well as the key commercial partnerships that will enable the efficient long term operations of the International Space Station. This includes:

  • Extending the life of the Space Station to 2024;

  • Allowing NASA and its international partners to continue the research and technology development work that holds promise to improve life on Earth, advance human capability to live and work in space, and allow long-term human exploration missions;

  • Partnering with the commercial space industry to regain the capability to send astronauts into space cost-effectively from U.S. soil;

  • Investing in space technologies, such as advanced in-space propulsion, which is necessary to increase America's capabilities in space, bring the cost of space exploration down, and pave the way for other Federal Government and commercial space activities;

  • Keeping the development of the James Webb Space Telescope, the more powerful successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, on track for a 2018 launch; and

  • Supporting robust development of NASA's longer-term human space exploration programs.
Opportunity, Growth, and Security Initiative

Through the Opportunity, Growth, and Security Initiative, supports:

  • The development of game-changing space technologies that will lower the cost and increase the capabilities of future space activities;

  • The ability of American companies to carry people to space;

  • Science missions and research that will enhance human understanding of the Earth and solar system; and

  • NASA's investment in a heavy lift rocket and crew capsule for deep space exploration.
Reforms
  • Contributes to the Government-wide effort to restructure and improve the effectiveness of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education programs.

  • Achieves savings by reducing funding for lower priority programs, such as the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy. These savings enable continued support for higher priority programs, including lower cost, competitive science missions, and extended operations for the Cassini Saturn mission.
NASA's fiscal year 2015 budget proposal and supporting material will be posted online at 12 p.m. CST.

Robert Pearlman
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NASA budget documents:

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Chief Financial Officer Beth Robinson will brief the media on the budget request at 2 p.m. EST today. Listen to the telecon on the NASA's newsaudio page.

All times are CT (US)

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