Monday, December 13, 2010

NASA in FY11: halfway to a budget

Technically, it's not a budget. The House of Representatives has thrown in the towel on a budget and passed a Continuing Resolution to fund the govenrmnet through September 2011. Unusually for a CR, there are some changes in spending: NASA gets a slight increase from $18.7 billion to $18.93 billion. The CR would continue work on the Orion capsule, commercial crew and cargo programs, and heavy-lift vehicle. It would allow NASA to formally end the Constellation program. The CR is in the Senate for debate.

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