May 23, 2024



An Alabama lawmaker just wants NASA to fly SLS, doesn’t care about payloads



The US House Appropriations Committee passed a budget bill for NASA on Thursday, and it’s generally good for the space agency. The legislation provides $25.04 billion, and it funds most of NASA’s top spaceflight priorities, including the Artemis Moon program.

Notably, the bill appropriates $1.345 billion for a Human Landing System as part of the Artemis Program. And although some House members grumbled during hearings this week about NASA’s decision in April to select SpaceX as the sole provider of the first demonstration landing, the legislation does not block NASA from moving forward with the contract.

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