NASA's Europa Mission Facing Possible Budget Cuts in 2017

Artist’s conception of the Europa Clipper spacecraft near Europa. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

For a long time now, there has been growing interest in sending a mission back to Jupiter to better study one moon in particular: Europa. Previous missions such as Voyager and Galileo showed us this world up close for the first time, […]

New 2016 NASA Budget Fully Funds Europa Mission, Including Lander

A view many have been waiting for – artist’s concept of the surface of Europa. The new NASA budget brings this closer to reality, with funding for not only a flyby probe, but also a lander. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

This was an exciting and very important week for NASA and planetary exploration: the new […]

Notes on the House FY 2014 NASA Budget

The House Commerce, Justice, & Science Appropriations, or simply CJS, Subcommittee FY 2014 budget[1], which includes funding for NASA, was approved by the full House Appropriations Committee on July 17. Accompanying the budget is a report that details the budget and other Congressional mandates. I have always found the budget report to be the […]

House Appropriations Committee Approves Commerce, Justice, & Science Budget

The House Commerce, Justice, & Science Appropriations, or simply CJS, Subcommittee FY 2014 budget, which includes funding for NASA, was approved by the full House Appropriations Committee on July 17. In the House version of the NASA budget, every program takes a funding haircut, although some more so than others. The House FY 2014 […]