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White House wants $1.6 billion extra for NASA to accelerate astronaut return to the Moon

The Verge Monday, 13 May 2019
White House wants $1.6 billion extra for NASA to accelerate astronaut return to the MoonNASA and the White House will ask Congress for an extra $1.6 billion for fiscal year 2020 in order to accelerate human missions to the Moon and return people to the lunar surface by 2024. The space agency is requesting these funds in addition to the $21 billion budget that the president already requested for NASA. That’s according to a new tweet from President Trump on Monday, who claimed that NASA will be going back to space in a “big way.”

The funding proposal is laid out in a new budget amendment that NASA officials have been crafting for the last two months, along with input from the White House. The amendment is expected to be released sometime this week, two sources familiar with the matter tell The Verge. The additional funds are...
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NASA is requesting an additional $1.6 billion in funding for next year to accelerate its manned mission to the Moon by 2024, which the agency revealed will be titled Artemis, the New York Times reported on Monday. Per CNN, NASA emphasized that the agency plans to have the first female astronaut to...

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