Science and Exploration

This Week at NASA – April 12, 2013

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
April 12, 2013
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This Week at NASA – April 12, 2013

Administrator Charles Bolden, Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, Chief Financial Officer Beth Robinson and Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot unveiled the President’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget request for NASA during a town hall-style all-hands briefing at Headquarters.
The proposal would leverage the agency’s capabilities to make significant-yet-affordable advances for the nation while meeting the space goals set by the Obama Administration. One presidential goal, to send humans to an asteroid by 2025, is targeted by what would be the first-ever mission to identify, capture, and relocate an asteroid to a stable Earth-moon orbit. There, it could be explored by astronauts using the Orion spacecraft and the Space Launch System.

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