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Space Policy Edition: NASA's 2021 Budget Request Brings Billions

6 Mar 2020, 19:00 UTC
Space Policy Edition: NASA's 2021 Budget Request Brings Billions
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NASA’s fiscal year 2021 budget request contains lots of good news along with a few disappointments. How will Congress weigh in?It's officially budget season! NASA's fiscal year 2021 budget request is out, and it proposes billions of dollars of new funding for Project Artemis. But not every program is so lucky: the WFIRST space telescope, two Earth Science missions, two Mars missions, and NASA's STEM engagement program are slated for cancellation. Why is Artemis growing and science shrinking? Will Congress let those cuts happen? The Society's Chief of D.C. Operations, Brendan Curry, joins Casey Dreier and Mat Kaplan to break down the details and political headwinds facing NASA funding in the coming year. Learn more about this month’s topics through links on the show page.  https://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2020/space-policy-edition-47.html

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