White House calls for biggest NASA budget in decades to reach the moon, Mars

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The White House on Monday asked Congress for $25.2 billion for NASA in 2021, the agency's biggest budget in decades, calling for steady increases over five years to meet President Donald Trump's goal of landing astronauts on the moon and Mars.

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Published on February 11, 2020 -  00:32
White House Asks For Bigger NASA Budget
The White House asked Congress for $25.2 billion for NASA in 2021, the biggest budget in decades. The request would raise the budget for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s by 12 percent. According to Reuters, half of the budget would go toward the “Moon to Mars” program. This program includes development of lunar landers, robotic rovers, heavy-lift rockets and new spacesuits. NASA projects the Mars project will cost $71.1 billion over the next five years.

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