Garver Says to Expect Tight NASA Budgets


NASA Officials Warn of Tight Budgets Ahead
Space News

Tight budgets will mean NASA must make its mission relevant to the American public, inspiring young people to enter technical and scientific fields and delivering new capabilities that grapple with climate change and assist with natural disasters around the globe, NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver said Sept. 16.

“Budgets were tight when I was here in the 90s, but they’re even tighter today,” said Garver, who served as associate administrator of NASA policy and plans under the administration of President Bill Clinton. “Our budget has to compete with not only other scientific programs but all government service. To earn our trust from taxpayers we have to help create a better future through programs aligned with both the short-term and long-term national interest.”

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