NASA Receives Big Budget Boost For 2016, Enables Agency To Fulfil Human Spaceflight Agenda

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NASA’s approved budget nearly $19.3 Billion

SUNITA L. WILLIAMS, who earned a master’s degree in engineering management from Florida Institute of Technology, was chosen to be among the first group of astronauts to fly the next generation of commercial crew vehicles. (NASA image)

SUNITA L. WILLIAMS, who earned a master’s degree in engineering management from Florida Institute of Technology, was chosen to be among the first group of astronauts to fly the next generation of commercial crew vehicles. (NASA image)

UNIVERSETODAY.COM – NASA has just received a significant boost in the agency’s current budget after both chambers of Congress passed the $1.1 trillion 2016 omnibus spending bill this morning, Friday, Dec. 18, which funds the U.S. government through the remainder of Fiscal Year 2016.

As part of the omnibus bill, NASA’s approved budget amounts to nearly $19.3 billion – an outstandingly magnificent result and a remarkable turnaround to some long awaited good news from the decidedly negative outlook earlier this year.

This budget represents an increase of some $750 million above the Obama Administration’s proposed NASA budget allocation of $18.5 billion for Fiscal Year 2016, and an increase of more than $1.2 billion over the enacted budget for Fiscal Year 2015.

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Space enthusiasts worldwide should rejoice at this tremendously positive budget news for NASA – which enables the agency to move forward with its core agenda of human spaceflight, robotic exploration, and science and technology research and development programs.

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