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House Appropriations Committee Report on FY 2004 Budget: NASA Details

Status Report From: House Appropriations Committee
Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Full text of House Appropriations Committee language on the FY 2004 budget as it pertains to NASA (984 kb PDF)

Report: page 83, insert the following paragraphs under NASA, "Space Flight Capabilities", at the appropriate place:

"The Committee remains committed to the full scientific utilization of the International Space Station (ISS), which will require a robust and expeditious means by which station crew can return safely to Earth in the case of an emergency. The Committee recognizes that NASA is in the process of using independent review teams to evaluate the costs and benefits of developing a reusable or expendable Orbital Space Plane (OSP) crewed system, which will return crew from, and soon thereafter transport crew to, the ISS. The Committee emphasizes its intent that full scientific utilization of the ISS begin as soon as possible, and therefore an American crew return and transport capability should be developed as expeditiously as possible.

Therefore, NASA is directed to provide to the Committee within ninety days of enactment of this act a report on the costs and benefits of both reusable and expendable architectures for the OSP crewed system, including the implications of each architecture type on the development timeline for a system that meets NASA 's OSP Levell requirements. In addition, NASA is directed to notify the Committee before it takes any action that would preclude the OSP crewed system from eventually being integrated with a reusable launch booster ."

Report: page 84, insert the following under NASA, "Science, Aeronautics and Exploration", priortb the header "Space Science":

  • An increase of $1,000,000 for Science, Engineering, Math and Aerospace
  • Academy programs. The Academy is to be established at Albany State College in Georgia;
  • An increase of $250,000 for the National Science Center Foundation of Augusta, Georgia for its Learning Logic Program;
  • An increase of $1,000,000 for aircraft engine research, including research being done in conjunction with the Department of Defense;
  • An increase of $150,000 for the North Alabama Planetarium Initiative;
  • An increase of $250,000 to establish the University of Alabama at Huntsville Center for Modeling, Simulation and Analysis;
  • An increase of $900,000 to Alabama A&M University--Advanced Space Propulsion Material Research and Technology Center;
  • An increase of$1,500,000 to the BizTech High Tech Business Incubator;
  • An increase of$3,000,000 to the In-Space Propulsion program for High-Power Pulsed Inductive Thruster technology research, utilizing a vector inversion pulsed generator to pre-ionize the propellant at an exceptionally high frequency;
  • An increase of $1,000,000 for remote sensing infrastructure at the University of Miami Center for Southeastern Tropical Remote Sensing (CSTARS) in Miami- Dade County, Florida;
  • An increase of $500,000 for Southeast Missouri State University's NASA Educator Resource Center;
  • An increase of $2,200,000 for the Education Advancement Alliance in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for education grants and scholarships;
  • An increase of $250,000 for Rutgers for continued construction of a research and teaching facility on its Busch Campus in Piscataway, New Jersey;
  • An increase of $250,000 for Middle Tennessee State University for K-12 Science Education Enhancements;
  • An increase of $500,000 for the Northwestern University's Institute for Proteomics and Nanotechnology;
  • An increase of $3,300,000 for the NASA--l1linois Technology Commercialization Center at DuPage County Research Park;
  • An increase of $300,000 to develop a high temperature nanotechnology research program;
  • An increase of $300,000 for a national Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance test bed;
  • An increase of $300,000 for the Biological and Physical Research Rack on the ISS.
  • ,
  • An increase of $500,000 for the Industrial Technology Institute at Cleveland State
  • University;
  • An increase of $800,000 for an Aerospace Education Center in Cleveland, Ohio; An increase of $800,000 for the Glennan Microsystems Initiative;
  • An increase of $500,000 for the Bowling Green State University Hybrid Engine project;
  • An increase of $500,000 for the Ohio View Consortium;
  • An increase of $l,OOO,OOO for the University of Toledo Turbine Institute in conjunction with Teledyne Corporation;
  • An increase of $1,000,000 for the Garrett Morgan Commercialization Initiative in Ohio:
  • An increase of $200,000 for the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Illinois for it~ Cosmic Gateway Teacher Training program;
  • An increase of $1,000,000 for Michigan SATS Incorporated;
  • An increase of $2,000,000 for the Michigan Technology Commercialization Corporation to identify and develop new medical materials and technologies which have the ability to provide low cost alternatives to current therapies; An increase of $300,000 for the Center for Science and Mathematics at the University of Redlands, California;
  • An increase of $3,000,000 for continued Space Radiation Research at Loma Linda University Medical Center;
  • An increase of $300,000 for Fulton Montgomery Community College in Johnstown, New York for the Spatial Information Technology Center;
  • An increase of $1,000,000 for the Goddard Space Flight Center's Clustering and Advanced Visual Environments Initiative;
  • An increase of $1,500,000 for on-going activities in support of NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's Intelligent Flight Control System (IFCS) research project;
  • An increase of$1,500,000 for on-going activities of the Goddard Institute for Systems, Software, and Technology Research, including mission design tools, Earth science analysis, and remote sensing instrumentation development;
  • An increase of $2,500,000 for the Institute for Scientific Research, Inc. for research related to transversable access to orbit;
  • An increase of $3,000;000 for continued development of a lightweight carrier pallet to support the Rubble Space Telescope Program;
  • An increase of $4,000,000 for NASA' s Independent Verification and Validation Facility;
  • An increase of$15,500,000 for the Institute for Scientific Research, Inc. for development and construction of research facilities;
  • An increase of $750,000 for the NASA Goddard Commercial Technology program only to fund the full implementation of the Earth Alert Project;
  • An increase of $500,000 for the NASA Specialized Center for Research and Training in Gravitational Biology at North Carolina State University;
  • An increase of $1,000,000 to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Rill for the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center;
  • An increase of$1,500,000 to the MCNC-Research and Development Institute (RDI) to establish a Laboratory for Distributed Chemical and Biological Sensors; An increase of $500,000 for the Montana Aerospace Development Authority; An increase of$1,500,000 for Idaho State University for the Temporal Land Cover Change Research Program;
  • An increase of $1,500,000 for the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory for development of performance, safety, and mission success tools for NASA programs;
  • An increase of $500,000 for continuation of emerging research that applies remote sensing technologies to forest management practices at the State University of New York, College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry;
  • An increase of $500,000 for the development of an Aircraft Radio Guidance System (ARGUS) utilizing a new radio frequency interferometer that will provide two or three dimensional navigation guidance for airborne, space or surface vehicles;
  • An increase of $1,000,000 for the Advanced Interactive Discovery Environment engineering research program at Syracuse University;
  • An increase of$1,500,000 for Integrated Sensing Systems at the Rochester Institute of Technology;
  • An increase of $2,000,000 to research Secure Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) Surveillance data link technology for enhanced aviation security and general aviation airspace access;
  • An increase of $2,000,000 for Cryogenic Power Electronics Development at the State University of New York at Albany;
  • An increase of $2,500,000 for the JASON Foundation;
  • An increase of $2,500,000 for the Regional Application Center for the Northeast; An increase of $2,550,000 for the Fractional Ownership Test Program;
  • An increase of $3,000,000 in the Computing, Information and Communications Technology Program (CICT) for High Information Density Approaches to Mobile Broadband Internet Communications;
  • An increase of $4,000,000 for new Adaptive Surveillance Techniques for Airport Surface Safety;
  • An increase of $4,500,000 for the National Center of Excellence in Infotonics in Rochester, New York;
  • An increase of $4,500,000 for the National Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics in Buffalo, New York;
  • An increase of $4,500,000 for a new Science Center at St. Bonaventure University in New York State;
  • An increase of $5,000,000 for Project SOCRATES;
  • An increase of $6,000,000 for the continuation of the Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program, including $2,500,000 for business incubators in Florida and New York;
  • An increase of$175,000 to the Astronaut Memorial Foundation for the Columbia STS 107 addition to the National Space Mirror Memorial at Kennedy Space Center;
  • An increase of $900,000 for the Florida Institute for Technology in Melbourne, Florida for a Hydrogen Production, Fuel Cell and Sensor Technology Initiative; An increase of $1,900,000 for replacement and upgrade of equipment at Kennedy Space Center;
  • An increase of $300,000 for the Florida State University Challenger Learning Center;
  • An increase of $500,000 to the University of South Florida Center for Space Cellular and Macromolecular Biotechnology;
  • An increase of $8,000,000 for the Florida State University System Hydrogen Research Initiative;
  • An increase of $l,OOO,OOO to the Little River Canyon field school;
  • An increase of $1,000,000 to the Tulane Institute for Macromolecular Engineering and Science for research on polymers;
  • An increase of $7,500,000 for the implementation of a remote data store at the NASA IV &V Facility, to be distributed as follows: no less than fifty percent of appropriated funds are for the acquisition of data storage hardware and software including, but not limited to, content addressable storage technologies; remaining funds are provided for communications, facility and integration services at the IV &V Facility to support data backup, recovery, and on-line access capabilities for the Goddard Space Plight Center (GSFC) ~S program.
  • A decrease of $20,000,000 to the James Webb Space Telescope.
  • A decrease of $13,000,000 to the Earth Science Applications program.
  • A decrease of $55,000,000 to the New Frontiers program
  • A decrease of $6,150,000 to the Space Interferometer Mission.

Report: page 84, insert the flowing under NASA, "Science, Aeronautics and Exploration", under the header "Earth Sciences":

"The Committee directs $5,000,000 from the NASA Earth Science Enterprise be transferred to the Air Force Research Laboratory (PE 62204F Aerospace Sensors) to develop dual-use lightweight space radar technology."

Report: page 85, insert the following paragraph under NASA, "Science, Aeronautics and Exploration", under the header "Biological and Physical Research": "The Committee continues its support for the materials science research community, and expects substantial progress to be made during fiscal year 2004 towards the completion and U. S. utilization of the Materials Science Research Rack-l onboard the International Space Station."

Report: page 85, insert the following under NASA, "Science Aeronautics and Exploration", under the header " Aerospace Technology":

"The Committee directs $5,000,000 within the Aerospace Technology Enterprise be transferred to the Air Force Research Laboratory (PE 602702F Command, Control and Communications) to deploy and develop Interactive Data Wall technology as part of a joint AFRL- NASA Infonnation Operations Center of the Future research initiative.

"The Committee directs $3,000,000 within the Aerospace Technology Enterprise be transferred to the Air Force Research Laboratory (PE 602702F Command, Control and Communications) to conduct joint research with NASA on emerging areas of computing including grid computing, quantum and biomolecular information processing technology.

"The Committee notes that NASA 's budget has proposed a significant increase in funding on aircraft engine programs to develop high risk, high payoff technologies to meet critical national aviation challenges. The Committee applauds NASA's commitment to addressing these important research needs and looks forward to working with NASA to ensure continued support for this research."

Report: page 89, insert the following paragraph under NSF, "Research and Related Activities", after the second full paragraph:

"The Committee recommends $6,000,000 for the Children's Research Initiative from within the Social, Behavorial, and Economic Sciences Directorate."

Report, page 89, delete the last full paragraph under NSF, "Research and Related Activities."

Report, page 91, in the appropriate places under NSF, "Education and Human Resources' amend the text and tables to reflect a funding level of $910,680,000 for the account, and $146,440,000 for the Undergraduate Education Program.

Report, page 91, in the seventh paragraph under NSF, "Education and Human Resources" add the following sentence:

"The Committee recommends $10,000,000 for the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program, an increase of $3,000,000 over the fiscal year 2003 funding level and $6,000,000 over the budget request."

Report, page 92, in the appropriate places under NSF, "Salaries and Expenses" amend the text and tables to reflect a funding level of$215,900,OOO for the account.

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