This Week at NASA: Budget Talk, Ceres, STEM and more

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This Week at NASA: Budget Talk, Ceres, STEM and more.

During a March 10 hearing of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden testified about the $19 billion dollar Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposed for the agency by President Obama.

In his remarks, the Administrator outlined the many benefits that this investment in NASA's present will yield for the future. The funding will enable a future where we send American astronauts to Mars in the 2030s; where more Americans work in good-paying Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) based careers; where future generations can breathe cleaner air, drink cleaner water, and fly on cleaner, greener, more fuel-efficient aircraft; and a future where humankind has a deeper understanding of our universe, our place in it, and our own planet. Also, First SLS Flight Engine Test, New SLS Rocket Test Stand "Topped Out", Crew Previews Upcoming Mission to ISS, Total Solar Eclipse, and Dawn's Anniversary Image of Ceres.

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