Michael Sheetz @thesheetztweetz Markets & Space Reporter @CNBC | formerly @DJNF @TheStreet @ESTribune | alumnus @TheKingsCollege | pitches [email protected] Feb. 10, 2020 1 min read

The White House budget proposal for NASA's fiscal year 2021. Notables:

- $25.2B overall (12% above FY20)
- $3.4B for crewed lunar lander development
- $700m for "lunar surface activities"
- defers SLS upgrades
- eliminates $80m SOFIA telescope
- Supports "new space stations"

The White House also requests $111 million "to fund essential personnel growth" for the U.S. Space Force:

The budget would also grow the Space Development Agency.

You can read the full White House FY2021 request here:  https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/budget_fy21.pdf 

More details from NASA's FY21 fact sheet:

- $12.37B for "Moon-to-Mars"

- Europa Clipper launching commercial (not SLS) to save $1.5B

- Terminates WFIRST, SOFIA, PACE, CLARREO-Pathfinder

- No funding for Office of STEM Engagement

Links to all the NASA FY21 budget documents!

Congressional justification:  https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/fy2021_congressional_justification.pdf 

Fact Sheet:  https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/fy2021_agency_fact_sheet.pdf 

Mission fact sheets:  https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/fy2021_mission_fact_sheets.pdf 

Presentation of estimates:  https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/fy2021_summary_budget_brief.pdf 

Performance letter:  https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/fy2021_volume_of_integrated_performance.pdf 

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