NASA Receives Billion Dollar Budget Increase
NASA is set to receive $20.7 billion in fiscal year 2018.
The House Appropriations Committee released its final omnibus spending bill which funds NASA more than a billion dollars more than it received last fiscal year.
NASA’s planetary science division gets a big boost to fund initiatives like a mission to Europa one of Jupiter’s moons.
It also includes $350 million to build a second mobile launch pad at Kennedy Space Center for NASA’s next rocket
There’s also money for Mars exploration including the development of a Martian helicopter.
The House passed the bill Thursday and now it must pass in the Senate by Friday to avert another government shutdown.