NASA’s Mars Rover Might Need Private Funding

April 1, 2015 6:13 PM

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NASA’s Mars rover might need private funding. The ongoing Congress debate on the United States fiscal 2016 budget might have some unfortunate consequences for NASA’s mission on Mars. Space agency officials claim their Mars Rover Opportunity and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter missions will both face significant budget cuts for next year.

According to recent media reports, the current compromise between Democrats and Republicans in the Congress leaves no funding for any of the space missions. However, experts close to the projects think neither of them is in real danger. Although specialists agree that no federal funds will be direct...

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