Tammy Baldwin

What stays, and what goes, in Trump's $19.1-billion budget proposal for NASA

What stays, and what goes, in Trump's $19.1-billion budget proposal for NASA

President Trump’s $19.1-billion budget proposal for NASA will allow the space agency to continue its long-term efforts to explore the universe, including sending humans to the moon and to Mars.

The 2018 funding plan, released Tuesday, includes support for about 100 space missions even as it cuts some well-known programs, including one aimed at inspiring future generations of scientists and engineers.

“We’ve got $19.1 billion as an agency, and it really reflects the president’s and the administration’s confidence in us,” said NASA’s acting administrator, Robert M. Lightfoot Jr., at a presentation to employees at the agency’s headquarters in Washington.

That level of...

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