Sequestration Would Slice NASA’s Budget by $1.4 Billion

The White House has submitted a report to Congress on $100 billion in budget cuts under the sequestration law., NASA would experience a $1.4 billion reduction from its current $17.7 billion budget to $16.3 billion.

Below are the Office of Management and Budget’s estimates of NASA’s sequestration cuts unless Congress and the White House can work out a deal to avoid them.

ESTIMATED NASA SEQUESTRATION CUTS
ACCOUNTREDUCTION
(MILLIONS)
Science$417
Space Operations$346
Exploration$309
Cross Agency Support$246
Aeronautics$47
Space Technology$47
Construction, Environmental Compliance and Remediation$32
Education$11
Office of Inspector General$3
TOTAL:$1,458