NASA has released a fiscal year 2015 budget proposal Tuesday that seeks funding for manned deep-space exploration, observatory and private spacecraft development programs, TheWire.com reported Tuesday.
Danielle Wiener-Bronner writes Charlie Bolden, NASA administrator, detailed the agency’s budget priorities for the coming fiscal year on Tuesday via teleconference.
The website reports that NASA requests $848 million to support its Commercial Crew Program, 40 percent more than current outlays and $250 million in supplementary project funds.
Bolden adds that the proposal allocates money for work on the Space Launch System and the Orion capsule, which are built to send astronauts to Mars or an asteroid, according to the report.
NASA also asked for funds to maintain its 2018 launch goal for the James Webb Space Telescope and to develop tools for climate monitoring, according to the article.