SLS is big winner as NASA gets funding rise above expectations

by | Dec 17, 2015 | exploration, NASA, Seradata News, SLS | 0 comments

NASA’s budget has been increased to US$19.285 billion, some US$756 million more than requested. The bulk of the extra money has been allocated to the development of the new Exploration Upper Stage, a full-blown enhancement of the initial SLS vehicle. This should allow manned missions to lunar orbit and, eventually, lunar landings with a yet-to-be-developed lunar lander. The Europa Clipper mission also receives US$175 million in extra funding, albeit with the stipulation that it should also have a lander to land on the Jovian moon Europa. Space News covers the story in more detail here: http://spacenews.com/nasa-receives-19-3-billion-in-final-2016-spending-bill/

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