Space - the final budgetary frontier

NASA has published its budget request for the fiscal year 2025, and it is not good news for the Hubble Space Telescope or the Chandra X-ray Observatory.

The total budget request is unchanged from FY2023’s Operating Plan, meaning that it had to make some tough decisions to accommodate increases elsewhere in the agency’s remit. This means that should things go through as planned, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is in line for some cuts while Chandra’s funding is set to dwindle to what NASA described as “minimal operations.”