Trump budget calls for $25.2 billion for NASA

The White House, in its budget released Monday local time, asked the U.S. Congress to allocate $25.2 billion to NASA in fiscal 2021, the agency’s largest budget since the 1990s, and called for an annual increase over the next five years to $28.3 billion by fiscal year 2023. To achieve Trump’s goal of sending astronauts to the moon and Mars.

Trump budget calls for $25.2 billion for NASA

That means NASA’s budget for next fiscal year will be 12 percent higher than this fiscal year, with nearly half of that going to the Moon to Mars program, including the development of lunar landers, robotic probes, heavy rockets and new spacesuits.

The Trump administration called on NASA early last year to reorganize its exploration program, send astronauts to the moon by 2024 and Mars over the next decade, speed up the previous timetable and increase its budget by $1.6 billion for fiscal 2020.