Wednesday, September 07, 2005

NASA - delta this!

NASAwatch had an interesting pointer to a Exploration budget document posted to

Exploration Systems budget projection through 2025

The y-axis is in millions of $

So, around 2015, the Explorations division budget exceeds that of NASA. And I don't know where they think the growth projected through 2008/9 is supposed to come from, with current projection they're $2.5 billion over budget in 2008, and $8 billion cumulative deficit through 2011!

On the face of it, if Exploration goes as planned, either everyone else takes 20-30% cuts, or they eliminate an entire division.

By 2015, basically all space science, earth science and aeronautics has to be eliminated.

Or they could receive more funding. Ha.


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