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NASA Just Got its Biggest Budget in a Decade, $1.3 Billion Boost | Futurism

December 22, 2015

 

Congress will be granting the perennially underfunded space agency an unexpected $19.3 billion budget; that’s $1.27 billion more than what the Obama administration requested. This large budget will go a long way towards enabling NASA to achieve its primary missions for the coming year.

This also marks the first time that Congress has ever matched the administration’s budget request for NASA.

The budget announcement is considered a big win for NASA’s commercial crew program, which is the initiative that promotes privately-run space programs to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station. You can see what this will look like in the SpaceX video below.:

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Congress surprises space advocates by fully funding the commercial crew program. This may signal the end of America’s welfare program for Russian space engineers and technicians, opening up some jobs for American engineers and technicians.

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