Space Money: The Politics And Science Of NASA's Budget
House Republicans propose refocusing NASA on space exploration, at the expense of its earth sciences budget.By Evan Thomas | May 2, 2015
Congress’ proposed 2016 NASA budget rebalancing is getting pushback before it even goes to markup, because it puts the majority of the agency’s funds toward space exploration. Wait, what?
The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee submitted a bill last week that would rearrange NASA’s 2016 budget to prioritize space exploration and spaceflight technology over the administration’s other science and research efforts.
The universally Republican-sponsored bill was held up as responsible insurance that America will continue to lead the world in space exploration.