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White House budget would fund NASA's Europa, Mars missions
White House budget would fund NASA's Europa, Mars missions

The White House budget request for 2016 has proposed to give NASA $18.5 billion, including funding for the Mars 2020 rover and a mission to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa. But while the overall budget is nearly half a billion dollars more than the 2015 budget that Congress adopted, it misses a few key marks, said Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Burbank), whose district includes NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge. “I think the administration’s moving in the right direction, but still has a long way to go,” Schiff said. The White House proposal would set aside $1.361 billion for planetary science, which is about $76 million less than...

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