2/7/2006

NASA Focuses On Return To The Moon

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 4:38 pm

NASA has delayed two programs to search for planets capable of supporting life as the space agency instead focuses on developing a new manned spacecraft to return to the moon in the next decade.

President Bush’s budget proposal released Monday seeks to give the National Aeronautics and Space Administration $16.8 billion for fiscal year 2007, a 3 percent increase from the year before. Of that, about $5.3 billion in funding will go toward the space agency’s science missions.

NASA is trying to fulfill Bush’s space exploration vision to build the new Crew Exploration Vehicle that would replace the aging space shuttle fleet and enable a return to the moon by 2018. NASA Administrator Michael Griffin told a news conference that the budget reflects that priority.

Source: AP

 

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