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It may be a truism but where there’s a will there’s a way" 1:32 pm: NASA’s science office gets modest 08% boost but agency embraces mission to Europa NASA overall gets a request of $185 billion which represents a rise of 27% over 2015 enacted levels The agency continues to go with a two-pronged approach to developing rockets that would return astronauts to space after the retirement of the Space Shuttle The commercial crew program—subsidies for companies like SpaceX to develop privately owned human-rated rockets—would get $805 million while the agency would spend $2051 billion on its own rocket the Space Launch System a lumbering and delayed heavy-lift vehicle that will not see its first launch until the end of 2018 The budget asks for $100 million to develop a mission formulation to Jupiter’s moon Europa That signals the end of a low-grade battle between the administration which had avoided requesting funding to pursue the mission and Congress which always appropriated money toward the goal The budget would also provide support for a controversial mission to send astronauts to an asteroid that had been redirected from its natural orbit to the vicinity of Earth Both of those missions could conceivably ride on a Space Launch System rocket in the 2020s In the request NASA’s Science Mission Directorate gets far less of a boost—a rise of just 08% to $5289 billion Within the four science divisions—earth science astrophysics planetary science and heliophysics—earth science appears to be the big winner That division gets $19 billion—a whopping 73% jump over 2015 levels This is no surprise from the administration which has consistently tried to raise the earth science division above the others Steven Running chair of a NASA earth science advisory committee meeting was pleased both with the request as well as with a year that had seen the launch of three major missions: the Global Precipitation Measurement mission joint with the Japanese Space Agency; the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission; and the Soil Moisture Active Passive mission which just launched on 31 January “NASA earth science has had a tremendously good year” says Running of the University of Montana Missoula “We’re feeling our oats” But the other divisions still get to continue work on their babies An agency fact sheet mentions support for a Mars rover planned to launch in 2020 and also for the James Webb Space Telescope—though its development costs have been capped at $8 billion –Eric Hand 1:15 pm: Remember those decade-old plans to double the budgets of NSF DOE Science and NIST How’s that going A trio of research agencies still waiting to reap the rewards of a promised doubling of their budgets fared well in the new request In 2006 President George W Bush proposed a 10-year doubling for the National Science Foundation (NSF) the Department of Energy’s Office of Science and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) In 2007 Congress enacted the America COMPETES Act that set an even faster 7-year doubling path and once President Barack Obama was elected he pledged to honor the doubling although the details became fuzzier as the years passed In fact the three agencies have seen their budgets rise by a total of 33% from 2006 to 2015 This year’s budget would mark the end of the original Bush pledge and the Obama administration has clearly pushed to make the news as rosy as possible The president’s 2016 request would boost the trio’s budget to 40% above their 2006 appropriations For NSF that would mean a jump from $565 billion to $772 billion a rise of 37% The Office of Science would grow from $363 billion to $534 billion a boost of 48% NIST by far the smallest of the three agencies would come closest to an actual doubling soaring 91% from $395 million to $755 million –Jeffrey Mervis 1:10 pm: DOE’s advanced computing program would get a big boost as science office grows 53% Under the proposed budget the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science would get a 53% increase overall to $53 billion The biggest bump within DOE goes to their Advanced Scientific Computing Research program which would see an increase of 148% to $621 million Basic Energy Sciences would get a boost of 67% to $18 billion Nuclear Physics would increase by 50% to $625 million High Energy Physics would get $788 million a 29% increase Biological and Environmental Research would grow by 34% to $612 million Fusion Energy Sciences however would shrink by 10% to $420 million –Emily Conover 12:47 pm: NIST’s research labs would get a boost of nearly 12% to $755 million 12:35 pm: Early reaction to NIH numbers A statement just in from Carrie Wolinetz president United for Medical Research a coalition that works to boost biomedical research funding “We welcome President Obama’s FY16 budget proposal to increase National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and eliminate harmful sequestration NIH has fostered remarkable advancements in human health but has suffered from inadequate funding for the past decade Additional resources will help defeat our nation’s most harmful diseases — including cancer heart disease and diabetes — and fuel job creation in the life sciences sector – a win-win" 12:21 pm: NSF gets 52% overall education would jump 11% The National Science Foundation (NSF) would receive a 52% increase to $7724 billion The six research directorates would grow by 43% to $619 billion while the education directorate would jump by 11% to $962 million NSF would also receive a 9% boost in its management account to continue planning for its 2017 move to a new headquarters building in Alexandria Virginia Noon: A first look at the numbers from the budget request (more to come): 10:40 am: What are science advocates looking for in today’s budget request Last week ScienceInsider asked a variety of folks who closely follow federal spending on science what they would be looking for in today’s budget request Here are some of their answers: My eye will obviously be on NIH? 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