Uncertainty remains the one certainty for NASA’s budgets

One week ago today, budget sequestration formally went into effect, cutting NASA’s budget by five percent from its 2012 levels. Earlier this week, the House passed a continuing resolution (CR) that would fund NASA and other government agencies at fiscal year 2012 levels, with a few adjustments for programs like the Space Launch System and […]

House Science Committee to hear about “threats from space” (Updated)

Update 9pm: Wednesday afternoon’s hearing has been postponed by more terrestrial issues. An impending snowstorm (dubbed by some the “Snowquester”) expected to hit the DC area on Wednesday led the House to decide to adjourn for the week by midday Wednesday, prompting the postponement. No new date for the hearing has been announced.

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House full-year continuing resolution offers something for SLS and Commercial Crew supporters

The deadline for sequestration has come and gone, but another deadline is looming: the continuing resolution (CR) that funds the federal government at fiscal year 2012 levels expires on March 27. On Monday, the House Appropriations Committee introduced a new continuing resolution that would run through the end of fiscal year 2013. The CR would […]

As sequestration goes into effect, revisiting its effects on NASA

Friday evening, President Obama signed an order officially enacting the across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration after the White House and Congress failed to develop an alternative deficit reduction package. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released at the same time a report to Congress detailing the amounts of those cuts. The table below […]