Steve Jurczyk. Photo: NASA
Paris, 12 April 2021. The U.S. Governments budget for fiscal year 2022 requests $24.7 billion for NASA, a 6.3 per cent increase compared to this years spending bill, the White House said.
The Presidents discretionary request includes $6.9 billion for NASAs human exploration of Moon, Mars and beyond, an unspecified amount for the robotic exploration of the solar system, $1.4 billion for enhanced research and development, $2.3 billion for advanced Earth and climate science, and more than $3 billion for research on the International Space Station (ISS), the White House said.
The acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk applauded the proposal. This $24.7 billion funding request demonstrates the Biden Administrations commitment to NASA and its partners who have worked so hard this past year, he said.
The presidents FY 2022 funding request (k)eeps NASA on the path to landing the first woman and the first person of color on the Moon under the Artemis program, Jurczyk said.
It strengthens NASAs ability to better understand Earth and how it works as an integrated system, furthers robotic exploration of the solar system and the universe, invests in aviation to make our skies safer, our fuels cleaner, and to get you to your destination faster than ever before, and includes new funding for NASAs STEM engagement efforts to inspire underserved and underrepresented students to become the next generation of scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and explorers.