NASA’s 2018 budget is $18.1 billion, 5 percent lower compared to the last. The cut is expected to affect earth sciences and climate change programs.
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NASA received a favorable 2018 budget of $19.1 billion. Trump’s administration set aside budget for space exploration, although it did not specify whether the fund is specifically allocated for Mars or the moon.
There’s a slight cut from the former $19.3 to $19.1 billion, and some fear that the budget cut will hot the education and earth sciences projects the most.
The five percent cut is not so bad, according to experts since other agencies such as the EPA might receive a budget with 31 percent reduction. However, there is an evident shift in the budget priorities.
“The budget increases cooperation with industry through the use of public-private partnerships, focuses on the nation’s efforts…