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The President's Budget Request (PBR) for NASA was released on 10 February 2020 and proposes $25.2 billion for the fiscal year (FY) 2021, an increase of 12% from the previous year. The increase is used to support an accelerated lunar program with a 2024 crewed landing goal.

The FY 2021 Presidential Budget Request

 2020 Enacted2021 PBR% Change
NASA $22,629 $25,246 +12%
Science $7,139 $6,307 -12%
Planetary Science $2,713 $2,660 -1.9%
Earth Science $1,972  $1,768 -10%
Astrophysics $1,306 $ 831 -36%
WFIRST $511  $0 -100%
JWST $423 $414.7 -2%
Heliophysics $725  $633  -13%
Exploration $6,018 $8,762 +46%
Orion Crew Vehicle $1,407 $1,400 -0.5%
SLS $2,586  $2,257 -13%
Lunar Gateway $450 $739 +64%
Lunar Lander $600  $3,370 +462%
Space/Exploration Technology* $1,100  $1,578 +43%
Space Operations $4,140  $4,187 +1.1%
Aeronautics $784 $819 +4.5%
STEM Engagement $120  $0 -100%
Safety, Security, & Mission Services $2,913 $3,010 +3.3%
Construction and Environmental Compliance $373 $539 +45%
NASA Inspector General $41.7 $44.2 +6%

* The proposal renames the Space Technology Mission Directorate to the Exploration Technology Mission Directorate.
All values are in millions of dollars. Directorate/top-level line-items are in boldface, divisions and major projects are in standard formatting; sub-programs are in italics. All major directorates are listed but not all sub-divisions or projects are included here.

NASA's budget during the Trump Administration. The vertical axis displays both NASA's total congressional appropriation in billions of dollars and the amount requested by the President. The horizontal axis is fiscal years. NASA's full budget history dataset is available to view or to download as an Excel spreadsheet.

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Note: all quotes are from NASA's FY 2021 president's budget request and related documents.

Proposed Cuts in FY 2021

President's Budget Request Source Documents

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