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Senate Appropriations CJS Subcommittee Hearing on NASA’s FY2020 Budget, May 2019

Senate Appropriations CJS Subcommittee Hearing on NASA’s FY2020 Budget, May 2019

The Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing on NASA’s FY2020 budget request on May 1, 2019.  NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told the subcommittee that the Trump Administration is not ready to submit a revised request to reflect new direction given to NASA by the White House after the original request was submitted.  The new directive, announced on March 26, is to accelerate plans to land astronauts on the Moon to 2024 from 2028.  That will require a “surge” in funding, he said, but the amount is still being determined.

SpacePolicyOnline.com published a summary of the hearing on May 1:  Bridenstine: No Cost Estimate for Moon 2024 Yet, But Won’t be $8 Billion Per Year.