n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - First Obama budget for NASA : news notes




All eyes were on the Obama administration to see what his first proposed budget for NASA would look like. Taking into account the current economic climate, most people were not disappointed with the $2.4 billion increase over 2008 funding levels which effectively continues to support the Bush administration's directive to finish the Space Station and retire the Shuttle in 2010 and to return astronauts to the Moon around the end of the next decade.


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