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Obama Freezes NASA Budget

February 14, 2011

President Obama's controversial vision for America's space program may have already come face to face with fiscal reality, Nationaljournal.com reported. NASA largely dodged major cuts under his proposed budget released today, but the plan reveals some significant reallocation of funds and doesn't appear to include any of the $6 billion boost that he promised to provide over five years.

The total amount budgeted for NASA matches 2010's funding of $18.7 billion, but the plan strips nearly $2 billion from the Space Operations program, which is responsible for operating the space shuttle and International Space Station.

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