The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and space research.

NASA is internally divided into major program areas, each of which receives funding to manage its own projects. Funding varies year-to-year, but generally about 50% of NASA’s annual budget is spent on human spaceflight activities, 30% on robotic missions and scientific research, with the remainder split between aeronautics, technology development programs, staff salaries, facilities management, and other overhead.

NASA’s Budget

2021 – $23.3 billion

2022 – $24 billion