Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Fiscal Year 2017 NASA Agency Fact Sheet
Budget Estimates
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The short story on the NASA 2017 budget, is a fair bit more money for Earth sciences, astrophysics, heliophysics, space technology and aeronautics. And a fair bit less money for planetary sciences, SLS and Orion. I must say this seems strange and disappointing as the items receiving the dramatic cuts tend to bring the most public support to NASA. This isn't to suggest that I feel other areas should have been cut. NASA receives too little money as an organization overall already and it stings to see items receive further reduced funding.

The Planetary Society has a decent writeup regarding the FY2017 budget for NASA here.

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