Obama Eyes Boost In Space Taxi Spending, Jupiter Moon Mission

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March 04, 2014 AT 3:04 PM
NASA officials said President Barack Obama's 2015 NASA budget plan includes funding for a robotic mission to an ocean-bearing moon of Jupiter and could help boost commercial ventures to fly astronauts to the International Space Station. The White House is requesting a $17.5 billion budget for the U.S. space agency in the fiscal year that begins October 1. That marks a 1 percent decrease from NASA's 2014 budget.