In addition, $ 6.3 billion would go to science, including Earth sciences and astrophysics; $ 3.5 billion would finance security and mission services, as well as construction and environmental remediation; $ 1.6 billion would go to exploration technology; and $ 819 million would go to aeronautical research. The Artemis Program will be a series of expeditions in three phases. With the help of USA companies and worldwide partners, NASA aims to land the first woman and next man on the moon by 2024. Nearly half of the proposed amount would be meant for sending humans to the Moon and then to the Red Planet.
Those tests on the Coast are an early step, and it culminates with an 8-minute, hot-fire run of the engines to simulate a launch. Astronauts living in space on the orbiting laboratory communicate with NASA's Mission Control Center in Houston 24 hours a day through the Space Network's Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS). Humanity has made its presence known to the moon many years ago but has yet to conduct an expedition to another planet asides from Earth. "It's the first time since the late 1960s that we actually have something that is going to fly here".More news: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denounces Trump's Middle East peace plan
"The Space Launch System rocket is the foundation of our 21st century space exploration missions to the moon and to Mars", Bridenstine said.
The White House on Monday asked Congress for $25.2 billion for NASA in 2021, the agency's biggest budget in decades, calling for steady increases over five years to meet President Donald Trump's goal of landing astronauts on the moon and Mars. The moon can be used as training grounds and even the creation of a survey laboratory for scientists to better prepare their equipment and create a better protocol for the Mars expedition. For these purposes, the White House proposes $ 3.4 billion for NASA to develop landing systems, $ 700 million for lunar surface activities and $ 233 million for Mars robotic missions.More news: Amazon, Nvidia, Sony Ditch MWC Over Coronavirus Fears
"The SLS is in fact America's rocket", Bridenstine said. The price range particularly says that these funds shall be utilized by the company to "full these methods and begin to set up a daily flight cadence".
"I am confident the FY 2021 budget's proper investment in our agency's priorities, coupled with your unmatched talents and expertise, will strengthen our national posture for continued space preeminence and, as President Trump said during his State of the Union speech last week, help our nation embrace the next frontier". This budget keeps us firmly on that path.More news: Matt Hardy Reportedly Finished With WWE
Nick Wooten is the Southern Trends and Culture reporter for McClatchy's South region. He is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.