Press Release

NASA Administrator, Alabama lawmakers to celebrate Space Launch Initiative funding

By SpaceRef Editor
November 27, 2000
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NASA officials, Alabama lawmakers and Marshall Center employees will
celebrate the recent congressional vote providing $290 million in 2001 for
the Space Launch Initiative. Projected to be funded at $4.5 billion over
five years, the Initiative is NASA’s effort to dramatically lower the cost
and increase the safety and reliability of space transportation. NASA’s
Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., the agency’s Lead Center
for Space Transportation Systems Development, manages the program.


Invited speakers include:

Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions

U.S. Rep. Bud Cramer of Alabama’s 5th Congressional District

NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin

Marshall Center Director Art Stephenson


Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000 at 9-10 a.m.


Marshall Space Flight Center, Building 4200, Morris Auditorium

To attend:

News media planning to cover the event should contact Jerry Berg at (256)
544-0034. Speakers will hold a brief media availability afterward.

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Jerry Berg

Media Relations Department

(256) 544-0034

SpaceRef staff editor.