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  • NASA 2011 Budget
    Presented by the Iowa State Space Society
  • Basic Facts
    On Feb 1, NASA released their proposed 2011 budget as part of President Obama’s proposed 2011 National Budget
    NASA released a budget with major changes in objectives over the next 5 years
    Detailed planning by NASA on how to execute this budget is only beginning
    This budget is not set in stone until approved by congress
    Information in this presentation may have errors, I apologize (but most data should be accurate).
  • NASA’s Budget History
    All data from the GPO (government paper office) and the Department of Labor CPI inflation index
  • NASA’s Budget History
    All data from the GPO (government paper office) and the Department of Labor CPI inflation index
  • NASA’s New Budget
    Budget outlook was bumped from $94 billion to $100 billion over 5 years (2011-2015)
    Cancellation of Constellation at a multi-year cost that will total $11.5 billion
    Funding for last shuttle launches in 2010 (can push into 2011 for delays)
    $7.8 billion to fund technology demonstration program (funds private companies to develop in-orbit refueling and propellant storage and autonomous rendezvous and docking etc)
    $3 billion per year to fully utilize the ISS
    $6 billion over 5 years for “FedEx” delivery services to ISS
  • Upside
    Lots of money for new space technologies
    Lots of money (ramps up) to develop better heavy-lift (think Saturn V) propulsion
    $125 million (2011) growing to ~$1 billion (2015) for robotic missions
    Money to keep ISS to 2020 and beyond
    Support for private space companies to provide launch services
    Doubling of funds to $1 billion (2015) for Innovative Prize-based funding projects
    Steady growth of Science/Physics budgets
  • Downside
    No more Constellation program
    No plans to go (humans) to moon, Mars, or elsewhere.
    Final shut down of Shuttle
    No increased education funding
    No major increases in NASA funding (+$6 billion = 6.4% increase)
    If my numbers are right, would only keep up with a inflation rate of 0.30% (lowest in past 40 yrs was 1.8%)