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Arlington, Va. (April 29, 2024) – The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) today released its priorities for the fiscal year 2025 Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bill, which funds the National Astronautics and Space Association (NASA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 

“As the country explores new frontiers in space and aviation, from next generation airplanes to weather forecasting to missions to the moon and beyond, robust investment in NASA and NOAA’s aerospace programs is an investment in a bold and innovative future,” AIA’s Vice President of Space Systems Mike French said. “After a decade of budget growth, the FY24 cut for NASA must be a one-time exception. We urge the Appropriations Committee, particularly Chair Shaheen, Chairman Rogers, Ranking Member Moran, and Ranking Member Cartwright, to renew our commitment to American leadership in space and consider President Biden’s request a floor for fiscal year 2025.”

In a letter to Senate and House Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Subcommittee leadership, AIA outlined some key policy positions raised by this year’s budget. AIA supports NASA’s rescoping of the Mars Sample Return mission to align with Decadal Survey budget estimates. AIA also supports sufficient funding dedicated to supporting the staff at Goddard Space Flight Center in the orderly wind-down of OSAM-1 while leveraging the valuable work accomplished to advance industry’s capabilities in In-space Servicing Assembly and Manufacturing (ISAM).

Click here to read the full request letter.


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