Republicans in House want to shift NASA’S climate funds back to Manned Spaceflight

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The space war over NASA continues: A group of House Republicans want to cut NASA’s climate research budget — increased significantly by Obama — and put it back into manned spaceflight.



  • Kelly Starks

    Not real surprising. The republican congress has been discontinuing global warming study programs etc, so their effort to cut the one out of NASA is a no brainer – as well as being a good idea. However freeing up $1.8 B for manned space would be huge! It’s about 6 times what was authorized for commercial crew development (and commercial crew is likely to be canceled). Its more then what was bid to continue shuttle ops for another 6-7 years.

    Likely the $1.8 B will just be pulled completely from NASA rather then redirected, but then congress has shown much more interest in sustaining NASA then expected.

  • Kelly Starks

    Course switching the $1.5+B to support USA’s shuttle extension would be great – and might make political sence as well.

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