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Nasa 2011 budget

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Nasa 2011 budget

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

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