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Coalition Statement

March 9th, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 9, 2022

Coalition for Deep Space Exploration Commends FY22 NASA Omnibus Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C.The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration commends the House and Senate Appropriations Committees for completing their work on the fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills. The conference agreement for the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies includes $24 billion for NASA, an increase of $770 million above last year.

Within the amounts provided, $6.8 billion – $236 million more than last year – is included for Exploration programs to support NASA’s progress toward returning Americans, including the first woman and first person of color, to the Moon.

“NASA does more than engage in cutting-edge exploration. It plays an essential role in shaping the next generation of Americans by inspiring them to pursue careers in science, technology engineering and math,” said Coalition President and CEO Frank Slazer. “This funding will help ensure that our nation stays on track to reach the Moon within this decade and continues cutting-edge work in space science, Earth science, and space technology development. It will also enable sustained progress toward future commercial low Earth orbit space stations to assure an enduring U.S. microgravity research capability.”

The Coalition is grateful for the continued congressional support in increasing overall NASA funding and understands the pressure on the budget caused by the challenging allocation provided to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science.

“We are very appreciative of the Appropriations Committees’ bipartisan support for NASA. The Coalition hopes to work with Congress in the coming year to implement fiscal year 2022 funding and help shape the forthcoming fiscal year 2023 President’s request,” Slazer said.

 

About the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration

The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration is a national organization of more than 50 space industry businesses and other stakeholders committed to assuring the United States remains a leader in space exploration, science, technology, and international cooperation. Based in Washington, D.C., the Coalition advocates in support of a long-term, sustainable direction for our nation’s space investments.

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MEDIA CONTACT

For more information or to schedule an interview with Coalition for Deep Space Exploration President and CEO Frank Slazer, please contact Maddie Auerbach at 202-471-4228 or madeline@keybridge.com.
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