Earth Matters

NASA Administrator Statement on Budget Authorization

May 1st, 2015 by Mike Carlowicz

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the House of Representatives’ NASA authorization bill:

“The NASA authorization bill making its way through the House of Representatives guts our Earth science program and threatens to set back generations worth of progress in better understanding our changing climate, and our ability to prepare for and respond to earthquakes, droughts, and storm events.

NASA leads the world in the exploration of and study of planets, and none is more important than the one on which we live.

In addition, the bill underfunds the critical space technologies that the nation will need to lead in space, including on our journey to Mars.”

5 Responses to “NASA Administrator Statement on Budget Authorization”

  1. Melvin M. Lusterio says:

    The Good Force be with you!

    Thanks for the infos, Mike and Admin C. Bolden! I’m with you. We have to spend wisely our approved budget and there’s a way to save those important programs.

    Live forever and prosper! Alleluia! Amen!

  2. Mark says:

    Dear Dr. Bolden,

    Thank you for speaking out and standing up for Earth Science at NASA. This is indeed terrible news and we can only hope that our elected representatives come to their senses.


  3. Mike Helfert says:


    You need some help?
    I have always liked your style, and your focus, production, & success during your missions.

    I could be at your pleasure in this pivotal struggle, and could saddle up
    to assist in maintaining sanity and science production in this endeavour.
    I am still pretty dadgum involved and up-to-date on the rather dire abuses
    this planet is being subjected to.

    Mike H.

  4. says:

    dont understand who u referring to charlie?

    @Mike H

    • Jodie says:

      I read back the original post… it seemed to me that Mike H. was referring to Charles Bolden, mentioned in the first line, whose statement was represented here. Probably someone figured that out before now, but I try to be helpful where I can