Published: Wed, February 12, 2020
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NASA commits to returning astronauts to the moon by 2024

NASA commits to returning astronauts to the moon by 2024

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine spoke to politicians from Louisiana and Mississippi, NASA employees, media and others at the Stennis Space Center on Monday about the agency's plans and 2021 budget numbers. In line with this endeavor, they are hoping to use the great minds of vehicle manufacturers to create a more sustainable lunar rover for that mission that can ferry the pair to and from the desired destination, which would be the Lunar Poles. "The President's budget invests more than $25 billion in NASA to fortify our innovative human space exploration programme while maintaining strong support for our agency's full suite of science, aeronautics and technology work", he said. First will be in 2020, an uncrewed trip to test the Space Launch System and Orion shuttle together. "We support a robust approach to the development of platforms and capabilities that will begin at the Moon and extend to Mars", said Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar, president & CEO of the Coalition.

An important goal is to find ice on the moon that can supply water and even fuel for space missions. And as a number of people observed, none has been built since the Apollo program.

"As we prepare to celebrate 20 years of continuous human presence aboard the International Space Station this year, we will continue to look for ways to partner with private enterprise and give more people access to the unique environment microgravity offers".

The amount represents an increase of 12% from the $22.629 billion appropriated for the agency in the 2020 budget.


The 2021 request allocates funding across exploration, science, and education consistent with the emphasis on Artemis, resulting in a "mixed bag" of proposed allocations, some of which repeat Administration policy in previous budget requests and is likely to meet the same Congressional reaction as in past years. These make up the backbone of our Artemis program and are fully supported by this budget.

"It is going to see for the first time the first light in the history of the universe", Bridenstine said.

The remedy: This story initially reported the wrong size of assets proposed for the battles of Mars and the Moon, as well as part of NASA's public spending plan for 2021, as well as plans to approve expenditures. "And it will include - and I love this part - the first ever helicopter to fly on another world". Proposals to cut all the above missions have been rejected by Congress before. In addition to making alterations to the allocation of funds, changes to the budget made by Congress are likely to call for more details on the expected total cost of the Artemis program.

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