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Acting Administrator talks FY2019 NASA budget at Marshall

14 Feb 2018, 20:11 UTC
Acting Administrator talks FY2019 NASA budget at Marshall
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NASA’s Acting Administrator, Robert Lightfoot, speaks on the agency’s proposed 2019 fiscal year budget at the Marshall Space Flight Center on February 12, 2018. Image Credit: Scott Johnson / SpaceFlight Insider.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — On Monday, February 12, the Trump administration released its 2019 fiscal year (FY19) budget request. NASA, via a presentation by its Acting Administrator, Robert Lightfoot, at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) highlighted NASA portions of the request.
The FY19 proposal calls for funding the space agency to the tune of $19.9 billion – a $400 million increase over prior year’s annual funding.
“It really reflects the administration’s confidence that America will lead the way back to the Moon, and take that next giant leap from where we made the first small step for humanity some 50 years ago,” explained Lightfoot. “The budget focuses NASA on its core exploration mission.”
NASA’s Acting Administrator, Robert Lightfoot, speaks to media on the agency’s proposed 2019 fiscal year budget at the Marshall Space Flight Center on February 12, 2018. Image Credit: Scott Johnson / SpaceFlight Insider
Of the $19.9 billion, $10.5 billion is allocated to “exploration” efforts and, among other items, will fund continued production of the agency’s ...

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