NASA's FY2013 Budget Request
NASA's FY2013 Budget Request is a SpacePolicyOnline.com fact sheet that tracked NASA's FY2013 budget request as it worked its way through Congress. The fact sheet summarizes three key issues that arose while Congress debated the bill: robotic Mars exploration, whether to transfer NOAA's weather satellite programs to NASA, and funding for the commercial crew program.
It reflects action through passage of the second FY2013 Continuing Resolution on March 21, 2013, which completes congressional action on FY2013 appropriations. However, since the funding figures in the bill (H.R. 933) and accompanying report must be adjusted for a rescission and a sequester included at the end of the bill (a reduction of 6.877 percent for most NASA programs), and NASA Administrator Bolden has indicated that he will exempt some activities from across-the-board cuts, definitive totals cannot be added to the table in this report until NASA publicly releases such data.
The current date of this fact sheet is March 24, 2013.
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