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President's Message National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The Budget
Terminations, Reductions,
and Savings
Analytical Perspectives Media contact: 202- 358-1760
National Aeronautics and FY2012 Request: $18.7 billion
Historical Tables FY2011 Request: $19.0 billion
Supplemental Materials
Space Administration FY2010 Enacted: $18.7 billion

Appendix The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) drives advances in science, technology, and exploration
Supplementals, to enhance knowledge, education, innovation, economic vitality, and stewardship of the Earth. To support this
Amendments, and mission, the President's 2012 Budget provides $18.7 billion, which is roughly the same as current levels. Funding
Releases focuses on areas that will improve the Nation's aviation and space capabilities, drive the growth of new industries,
OMB Contributors to the strengthen our competitive edge in human spaceflight and scientific research, and prepare the next generation of
Budget leaders in the field. To maximize funding in a fiscally-constrained time, the Budget also reflects boosts to efficiency
of NASA facilities and operational streamlining.
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Invests in America’s Global Leadership and Competitiveness
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Maintains the Nation’s commitment to humanity's foothold in space—the International Space Station—
Past Budgets bringing nations together in a common pursuit of knowledge and excellence.
Initiates development of a heavy-lift rocket and crew capsule to carry explorers beyond Earth's orbit, including
a mission to an asteroid—the furthest journey in human history. This investment of $2.8 billion also creates
new opportunities for the Nation’s aerospace workforce.
Embraces partnerships with the commercial space industry and the thousands of new jobs that it can create
by investing $850 million partnering with American companies to provide astronaut transportation to and from
the Space Station, thus reducing the risk of relying exclusively on foreign crew transport capabilities.
Invests in the new technologies that will expand the nation’s ability to utilize space and enrich our technical
capabilities with $1 billion for space technology research and developments.
Supports groundbreaking discoveries with $5 billion to continue a program of robotic solar system
exploration, new astronomical observatories, and Earth observation, including a probe that will fly through the
Sun’s atmosphere and new competitively-selected planetary science missions.
Utilizes an aeronautics research program to enhance aviation safety and airspace efficiency and reduce the
environmental impact of aviation.

Maximizes Use of Taxpayer Dollars

Boosts efficiency of NASA facilities and finds innovative ways to use NASA assets, including initiating a pilot
program to provide NASA Centers and surrounding communities with clean energy through the innovative
use of NASA property.
In addition to the facilities savings, the President's Budget saves over $100 million in administrative costs by
streamlining agency operations.


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