Press Release

NASA Administrator Says 2003 Budget Reflects White House Committment

By SpaceRef Editor
February 4, 2002
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The following is a statement by NASA Administrator Sean
O’Keefe regarding the Administration’s 2003 budget proposal.

“The President’s budget proposal of $15.1 billion for fiscal
year 2003 reflects the Administration’s commitment to this
agency’s core research efforts and its fundamental mandate to
advance aeronautics and aerospace science.

“From developing safe, more powerful and more efficient space
transportation systems to pioneering the frontiers of flight
and knowledge, NASA is the world’s premiere aerospace agency.
We have the freedom and the people to dream big, and then are
given the enviable task to make those dreams into reality.

“But it’s not enough to make promises about the future. We
have to live up to the President’s Management Agenda, which
asks us to responsibly live up to those promises.

“The Administration has chartered a fiscal course for the
future that asks NASA to look at the way it does business,
identify improvements in management and performance, and
continue to build on the agency’s core foundation of science
and technology research.”

Additional information about NASA’s FY 2003 budget and the
President’s Management Agenda is available on the Internet

SpaceRef staff editor.