NASA - Astrobiology
SMD 2-6: "The Solar System Research Program includes a reduction in Astrobiology research and some grant funding."
Lets dig into the main budget...
Fewer new grants and research astrobiology and other SSE science discipline awards are funded
in this budget than were reflected in the FY 2006 request.
Changes From FY 2006
Solar System Research is cut $60 million that is almost a 20% cut.
This is the university and lab line for research, mission data analysis and blue sky stuff.
Down $80 million from 2005.
That is big cuts in ROSES request for proposals within planetary and astrobiology lines.