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NASA FY 2006 Budget Request Increase 2.4% over FY 2005

By Keith Cowing
NASA Watch
February 7, 2005

NASA Gets Increased Funding to Explore the Moon, Mars, Washington Post
Wanted the Moon, Got a Little Less, NY Times
NASA Langley to cut 1,000 jobs, Daily Press
NASA Eliminating 700 Jobs In Cleveland, AP
NASA Budget to Bring Down ‘Dying’ Hubble Telescope, Reuters
Budget Hike Not Enough to Save Hubble, AP
Proposed NASA budget would keep projects moving forward, Orlando Sentinel

FY 2006 Budget Information (OMB)
FY 2006 Budget Information (NASA)
Detailed FY 2006 NASA Budget Information (OMB)
White House FY 2006 Budget Overview: Budget Overview: National Science Foundation and Space Exploration (OMB)

The President is requesting a FY 2006 NASA budget of $16,456 million, an increase of 2.4% over the amount requested for FY 2005. See table with budget comparisions, and out year projections (below) for additional detail.

Budget($ in millions)2005 *20062007200820092010
Science, Aero & Exploration8,9129,66110,55011,21512,21012,796
–Exploration Systems2,5683,1653,7073,8264,4745,125
–Aeronautics Research813852728731728718
Exploration Capabilities6,7046,7636,3796,0575,3675,194
–Space Operations6,7046,7636,3796,0575,3675,194
Inspector General273234353537
Unrequested Items426.....

–annual increases.2.4%3.1%2.0%1.8%2.4%
Emergency Hurricane Supplemental126.....

* -FY 2005 budget is shown in new budget structure for comparison purposes, and allocation by Mission Directorate does not include $426m in unrequesteditems to allow a direct comparison of content included in the Presidents request.

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