From: Senate Appropriations Committee
Posted: Tuesday, December 9, 2014
No agency represents the Nation's scientific prowess like the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The dream of space inspires schoolchildren to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics. NASA scientists and their private sector and university partners are peering into the Big Bang and the origins of the universe, drilling into rocks on Mars, researching cures for salmonella on the International Space Station, building vehicles that will let humans explore beyond low earth orbit, preparing to analyze samples from the Sun and looking back at Earth to understand and protect our planet. The bill's $18 billion investment in NASA balances the portfolio of science, aeronautics, technology and human space flight investments. Moreover, it will keep NASA in the forefront of innovation, inspiring private companies to build new crew transportation and fueling a new satellite servicing industry that can revive, refuel and rejuvenate defunct communications satellites. The amount provided for NASA is $364 million more than the fiscal year 2014 enacted level.
Full Amendment NASA starts on page 173
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