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White House Proposes $18.5 Billion Budget For NASA In 2016

The White House is calling for $18.5 billion for NASA in its fiscal year 2016 budget request released on Monday. The Obama administration’s 2016 budget proposal is more than $1 billion above their 2015 budget request, and is $519 million more than the agency received in 2015. The proposed budget focuses on returning human spaceflight […]
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Sierra Nevada Corporation Protests NASA Commercial Crew Award

Update: According to a statement released on NASA’s website, “Pursuant to the GAO protest, NASA instructed Boeing and SpaceX to suspend performance of the contracts. ” The Sierra Nevada Corporation has filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office against NASA over contract the company was vying for that the agency awarded to Boeing and […]
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NASA Picks Boeing, SpaceX To Transport Astronauts To International Space Station

Less than a month after NASA gave the go-ahead for construction of its new heavy-lift rocket, the agency announced it has selected SpaceX and Boeing to transport U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station aboard private space taxis. NASA awarded Boeing and SpaceX contracts worth $4.2 billion and $2.6 billion, respectively, to develop […]
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Obama Releases NASA Statement

The Obama campaign has released a three-page statement outlining its general support and strategy for NASA. In the statement, President Obama says that he is “100 percent committed to the mission of NASA and itsĀ futureĀ … because broadening our capabilities in space will continue to serve our society in ways that we can scarcely imagine.” The […]