Cabana said keeping on schedules can be difficult in the space industry because of all of the complexities. Boeing and Space X are competing to launch astronauts and both companies have done abort tests without crew inside. The object of the tests is to make sure astronauts can escape if things and parachute back to Earth if things go wrong.
Trump is proposing more than $21 billion for the space agency this year. While that is about $550 million below what was expected, NASA will get $263 million more than last year.