The cut-off date set for the humans to be landed on the lunar surface by the White House could be missed by NASA. And the main reason for it being the funding postponement. A draft released recently by the house of a continuing resolution (CR) that stated the federal government would be funded once the FY 2012 began October 1. The government will be funded by the CR at 2019 levels through November 21 to offer Congress time to settle on full-year appropriations bills
Generally, CRs shuns agencies from altering funding levels or initiating new programs. Nevertheless, exceptions, called “anomalies,” are included in such bills, which provide organizations the capability to alter funding levels. As per Capitol Hill resources, Congress is asked by the White House to entails several anomalies within a CR, comprising for exploration programs of NASA.
However, the House-released bill doesn’t entail anomalies for the US space agency and merely a few, overall, like enabling the Commerce Department to increase spending for the forthcoming 2020 census. Before the bill’s release, Chair of the space subcommittee of the House Science Committee, Representative Kendra Horn (D-Okla.), stated at her subcommittee’s hearing that she anticipated the CR to be “comparatively clean,” or having no anomalies, comprising for the US space agency.
At the Senate Commerce Committee hearing July 17, Jim Bridenstine, the NASA Administrator, talking about the CR, said, “It would be destructive.” He stated, under a CR, it wouldn’t be likely to begin a lunar lander program unless particularly sanctioned by an anomaly. He further said, “That lander does not carry on to get built if we wind up in a CR.”
On the other end, researchers have turned up with what seems to be a completely viable plan to develop an elevator to the natural satellite of Earth. Or, more precisely, a Spaceline from the Earth to the Moon.