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Federal science and engineering funding for academic institutions sees first increase in five years

May 25, 2016

Federal agencies obligated $30.8 billion to 996 academic institutions for science and engineering (S&E) activities in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, the most recent year for which such information is available, a 6 percent increase over the previous year and the first increase in such funding since FY2009.

House bill increases NASA planetary spending, but cuts off Asteroid Redirect Mission

May 24, 2016

The full House Appropriations Committee will take up a spending bill May 24 that would provide a windfall for NASA’s planetary science program but prevent the agency from spending any funds on its proposed Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM).Besides increases for NASA’s Space Launch System and Orion specifically included in the bill, planetary science emerges as a big winner.