A Dozen Science and Space Groups Support Broad Outline of FY2011 NASA Budget Request

A Dozen Science and Space Groups Support Broad Outline of FY2011 NASA Budget Request

The Planetary Society and 11 other science and space organizations issued a statement yesterday supporting the “topline” FY2011 NASA budget request,. The statement stops short of explicitly endorsing President Obama’s plan — it makes no mention of commercial crew, for example — but praises the increases in science. aeronautics and technology initiatives and supports a “high cadence exciting program.”

Some of the language is rather obscure (“destinations, milestones, engagement and story matter”), but the bottom line appears to be general support for President Obama’s overall plan, even though it avoids engaging on the most controversial issue of what to do with the human space flight program other than saying:

“We believe this is an opportunity for NASA to craft the exploration strategy in partnership with science and applied science that includes the International Space Station, safe and cost-effective access to low Earth orbit, robotic precursors, and other missions.”

The full list of signatories is:

American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Astronomical Society
American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics
American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology
Associated Universities, Inc.
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy
Commercial Spaceflight Federation
Maryland Space Business Roundtable
National Space Society
The Planetary Society
Space Frontier Foundation
Universities Space Research Association

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