TRUMP PROPOSES $19.1 BILLION 2018 NASA BUDGET, CUTS EARTH SCIENCE AND EDUCATION
The Trump Administration has proposed a NASA budget request of $ 19.1 billion for the fiscal year 2018, representing a reduction by $ 0.5 billion compared to the NASA budget recently released for fiscal year 2010. despite Which maintains numerous programs such as manned spaceflight, planetary science and Webb, the budget also specifies major cuts and completions to the mission of reorienting the asteroids of the Earth and Earth of NASA, as well as the complete elimination of the Office of Education.
Overall, the budget for fiscal year 2018 NASA is reduced by approximately 3%, or $ 560 million, for the fiscal year to come in October 2017 as a result part of the proposed federal budget directors Trump launched the May 23 and quite similar to the first version published in March.
NASA reductions are lower compared to other federal scientific agencies that are also essential to the health of United States Scientific Research – such as the NIH, NSF, EPA, DOE, and NIST that suffer from slashes 10% or more than 10 To 20%.
Highlights of NASA’s 2008 budget were announced by NASA interim administrator Robert Lightfoot during a speech on “The State of NASA” to employees of NASA’s NASA headquarters in Washington, DC and transmitted to NASA Live audience NASA TV.
Lightfoot’s message to NASA enthusiasts and space was generally optimistic.
“What this budget tells us to do is follow!” Said Robert Lightfoot, acting administrator of NASA.
“Keep doing what we have done. It is very important for us to maintain that course and to advance as an organization with all the good things we do.”
“I want to reiterate that I am very proud of all of you for your hard work – what makes a real difference in the world of NASA is a world leader in space exploration, and this is only possible thanks to your efforts, every day. ”
“We are pleased with our sales 19.1 billion, reflecting the President’s confidence in our direction and the importance of what we have achieved.”
Lightfoot recalled a recent phone call from President Trump’s White House to NASA astronaut and Commander Peggy Whitson’s ISS to record their flight record for the longest time accumulated in space by an American astronaut.
Therefore, Lightfoot’s vision for NASA’s three bright goals – to discover, explore and develop.
“NASA has a long – standing and historical purpose that can be summarized in three key strategic areas: discovering, exploring and developing these correspond to our missions of scientific discovery, missions of exploration missions and development of new technologies in Aeronautics and space.
Lightfoot still tells the remarkable scientific achievements of NASA Mars Rover orbiting NASA and paving the way for the agency planning to send humans on a “trip to Mars” in the 2030s.
“We have had a horizon set for some time to reach Mars, and this budget supports this work and also provides the necessary resources to continue exploring our solar system and looking beyond.”
Lightfoot also emphasized future short-term scientific missions – highlighting a pair of Mars Landers – launching InSIGHT next year and the March 2020 robot. Likewise, the next large NASA observatory – the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST ).
“In science, this budget supports approximately 100 missions out of 40 missions. It is currently preparing the launch and 60 operational missions.”
“The James Webb Space Telescope is built!” Lightfoot announced cheerfully.
“This is done to test Goddard and now he moved to Johnson for testing to simulate the space vacuum.”
JWST is the scientific successor to the Hubble Space Telescope to be launched in October 2018. The budget maintains regular Webb support.