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Senate Appropriations: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies FY 2021

"National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - $23.5 billion. The bill provides an increase of $866 million above the funding level for the previous year. It includes a funding increase of $689 million for human exploration activities related to returning U.S. Astronauts to the Moon. Funding levels for the Space Launch System, Orion, and associated ground systems remain unchanged from previous year levels, while funding for lunar landing systems is funded at $1 billion. Also provided is $120 million to restore funding for NASA's STEM education programs while also funding ongoing science missions, including the Roman telescope and PACE, and continuing critical aeronautics research."

Keith's note: NASA has been seeking $3 billion for Artemis systems including the Human Landing System to meet their current 2024 landing goal. Without this funding NASA has said that it would be rather difficult to accomplish this goal. The Senate has allotted more ($1 billion) that the House has ($628 million) but it still falls far short of what NASA says that it needs.

White House tells federal agencies to proceed with plans for Trump's February budget in latest sign of election defiance, Washington Post

"The White House budget proposal is typically issued in February, which would be at least two weeks after President Trump is scheduled to depart the White House. He lost the Nov. 3 election to former vice president Joe Biden, who is set to be sworn in on Jan. 20, though Trump has refused to accept the results. The decision to proceed with Trump's budget for the 2022 fiscal year has rankled and surprised several career staffers given Biden's victory, as well as the fact that the incoming Biden administration is expected to submit its budget plan to Congress early next year."

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