Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Florida Today Endorses Senate Version of FY 2011 NASA Budget

Today's Florida Today includes an editorial that endorses the Senate's version of the FY 2011 NASA budget.

The bill would keep the president’s $19 billion funding request and focus on several areas, all of which would mean jobs at Cape Canaveral ... In stark contrast, the House bill rides the dead horse that’s Constellation. It would keep the huge program intact but doesn’t provide the money to get it done, allocating only half the annual funds the president’s blue ribbon commission on space said was necessary for completion ... The House bill also kills the commercial crew launch plan and the current program to use private rockets flown from Cape Canaveral to haul cargo to the International Space Station starting next year.

1 comment:

  1. What if the November elections send a message of "cut spending"? On one hand, the NASA budget is only about half a percent of the overall budget. On the other hand $19 billion is a large number.

    Could there be a push to cut NASA funding after November?