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White House NASA Budget Request Would Fully Fund Artemis and Moon-Mars Mission

Feb. 10, 2020 (EIRNS)—Describing NASA’s return to the Moon as creating a “civilizational change in the era of human spaceflight,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine presented a “State of NASA” briefing from the Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

“History is being made,” he said.

The Trump Administration is requesting $25.246 billion for the space agency, a 12% increase over FY20. Most important, it fully funds the development of a lunar lander, which is the most difficult hardware for the landing. It is funded at more than $3 billion, Bridenstine announced. And as a number of people observed, none has been built since the Apollo program.

Bridenstine stressed that the President is fully supporting the exploration program, as indicated in his State of the Union address.

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