Insight via Twitter into NASA Appropriations logic (or lack thereof)

From KenMonroe Let's review some common misconceptions about NASA funding. For those of you quoting NASA's budget as a percentage of the overall federal budget please note that by my calculations it is now down to one-half-of-one-percent of federal outlays. Most people in industry are still quoting 0.7 percent. It was 0.7 percent in 2004, and 0. 6 percent as recently as 2006. Currently, NASA's FY2010 request is $18.686 billion. According to the OMB website total FY10 outlays are $3.591. [More]

From @KenMonroe (House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics staff) "For those of you asking why House Appropriators reduced NASA funding, I recommend you re-read the NASA part of the opening statement of Subcommittee Chairman Mollohan (D-WV) and draw your own conclusions http://appropriations.house.gov/pdf/CJS-FY10-06-04-09.pdf Many of our members are not in favor the reductions to Exploration but we are in a democracy and the majority rules. Basically, Obama's NASA budget has fundimentally reprioritized the Agency." [More]

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