Congressional Spending Plan Slashes CCDev Request by 52 Percent

Credit: Parabolic Arc Space Blog

Lawmakers have given preliminary approval to a NASA budget that will provide $406 million to the Commercial Crew Development program, a 52 percent decrease from the $850 million requested by the Obama Administration. The amount exactly splits the difference between the $312 million the House proposed and the $500 million […]

More on NASA funding in the FY12 conference report

Credit: Space Politics Blog

Here’s the breakdown of the final conference report funding for NASA compared to the President’s original budget request (PBR) and the versions of the budget passed by the House Appropriations Committee (HAC) and Senate Appropriations Committee (SAC):

PBR HAC SAC Final Science $5,016.80 $4,504.00 $5,100.00 $5,090.00 Aeronautics $569.40 $569.93 $501.00 $569.90 […]

Newt Gingrich calls Space Launch System “disgraceful” pork

by Space Frontier Foundation on October 21, 2011 · 0 Comments

Dallas, TX — Oct. 21, 2010 — Responding to a question about the Congressionally-mandated Space Launch System, Presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said, “I think it is disgraceful the way getting into space has been turned into a political pork-barrel. It’s an abuse of the […]