spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews

House bill would roll back proposed NASA changes
Posted: Wed, Jul 21, 2010, 5:58 AM ET (0958 GMT)
NASA A House version of a NASA authorization bill released this week would sharply limit funding for a number of initiatives in the administration's budget proposal for NASA while supporting continued government development of spacecraft and launch vehicles. The bill would authorize NASA at the same overall level as the administration's proposal, but would provide only $50 million a year for five years for commercial crew development efforts, plus $100 million a year for a loan guarantee program; the White House had requested $6 billion over five years for that effort. The bill would also call on NASA to continue to develop a crewed spacecraft and launch vehicle closely derived from the Constellation program the administration sought to cancel. The bill does support an extension of ISS operations to 2020, as requested, and provides some funding for space technology development. Unlike the Senate version of the authorization bill, the House version does not call for an additional shuttle launch. The House Science and Technology Committee is scheduled to take up the bill on Thursday, and it could go to the House floor as soon as next week.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Air Force and SpaceX settle lawsuit
Posted: Sat, Jan 24 9:57 AM ET (1457 GMT)

Scientists release initial results from Rosetta
Posted: Fri, Jan 23 7:10 AM ET (1210 GMT)

news links
Monday, January 26
Where next, Virgin Galactic?
Flightglobal.com — 5:16 am ET (1016 GMT)
EU space policy needs innovation to stay in 'race' against US
The Parliament Magazine — 5:16 am ET (1016 GMT)
Space Week lifts off as Google space race intensifies
The Times of Israel — 5:12 am ET (1012 GMT)
Dare to dream
The Hindu Business Line — 5:11 am ET (1011 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list