In 1971, Apollo 15 astronauts stood on the moon, behind which were the lunar module and the lunar rover.
Tencent Technologies News, according to foreign media reports, NASA plans to return to the moon within five years, thanks to a directive issued by Vice President Mike Pence in March. However, if astronauts were to be sent back to the moon, NASA would need more money.
On May 14, the White House asked for an additional $1.6 billion to supplement NASA's $21 billion budget for fiscal 2020. On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee, which controls government spending, reportedly excluded this additional requirement from NASA's spending plan.
The White House has proposed unspent cash from Pell Grants Program, an aid program designed to help low-income students go to college, for use by NASA. And Nita Roy (Nita Lowey), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, said this
A press release released Wednesday by the Committee showed that NASA's budget proposal had been approved. NASA will receive a total of $22.32 billion. Among them, $7.16 billion was spent on scientific projects and $5.1 billion on Orion Manned Space Exploration Vehicle and Space Launch System (SLS), NASA's next-generation rocket.
It is worth noting that this proposal represents an increase of $1.3 billion over the agency's initial request of $21 billion, but the additional funds will not be used for the development of lunar landers, but for other NASA projects unrelated to lunar missions.
NASA's original plan was to get astronauts back to the moon by 2028, which, of course, depended on the successful launch of the SLS rocket. Us Vice President Pence speeded up the plan. He announced in March that the return time would be advanced to 2024. Since 1972, NASA has been working hard to plan for astronauts
Plans to speed up the return to the moon could be hampered if more money is not invested in the lunar project.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will make a statement on the Lunar Space Station Gateway at 11 a.m. Pacific time on Thursday. (Tencent Science and Technology Compilation/Music)