A Bold New Era For NASA

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On Thursday, April 15, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, President Obama outlined a bold strategy for human spaceflight that increases the NASA budget by $6 billion over the next five years. His plan represents an ambitious effort to foster the development of path-breaking technologies; increase the number, scope, and pace of manned and unmanned space missions; make human spaceflight safer and more efficient; and help create thousands of jobs.


National Press Club Event

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and OSTP Director John P. Holdren unveil the new space plan at the National Press Club on February 2, 2010.

A Bold New Approach for Space Exploration and Discovery (pdf)
Learn more about NASA's future direction in this fact sheet from NASA and OSTP.

Joint Statement from NASA and OSTP (pdf)
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and OSTP Director John P. Holdren's statement on the FY2011 Budget and what it means for NASA.

Statement from Buzz Aldrin (pdf)
The legendary Apollo astronaut expresses his support for the President's new direction for NASA.

Norm Augustine Statement (pdf)
The chairman of the Review of United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee's statement on the decision to end the Constellation program.

For more information, please visit nasa.gov.



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