Program Plans

    Science: $400,000,000
    * to accelerate the development of the Tier 1 set of Earth Science climate research missions recommended by the National Academies Decadal Survey
    * to increase the agency's supercomputing capabilities

    Exploration: $400,000,000
    * to improve NASA's ability to maintain the March 2015 initial operational capability date for the Ares-1 and Orion projects and to retain and/or increase the number of jobs, particularly in engineering, analysis, design, and research.
    * to stimulate efforts within the private sector to develop and demonstrate human spaceflight capabilities and to foster entrepreneurial activity leading to job growth in engineering, analysis , design, research, and to economic growth as capabilities for new markets are created.

    Aeronautics: $150,000,000
    * to undertake systems-level research, development and demonstration activities related to:
          * aviation safety
          * environmental impact mitigation
          * the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen)

    Cross-Agency Support: $50,000,000
    * to restore NASA-owned facilities damaged from hurricanes and other natural disasters occurring during calendar year 2008