Trump's NASA budget cancels Europa lander and Asteroid Redirect Mission
Thursday, 16 March 2017 The president’s budget request for NASA is out, and it looks like the space program won’t be dealing with as many of the extreme cuts that other federal agencies are facing next year. Released this morning, the request would give NASA $19.1 billion for fiscal year 2018, roughly $200 million less than the $19.3 billion the agency received for 2016. The request keeps NASA on more or less the same path the agency’s been on for the last seven years, though it does propose a few big shakeups — including some fairly harsh cuts to NASA’s Earth science and education programs.
"A Europa lander and the Asteroid Redirect Mission are out"
Some notable missions are canceled under the request, including NASA’s contentious Asteroid Redirect Mission — an...