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At a meeting last week of the Space Science Working Group, Dr.
Lennard Fisk, Chief Scientist for NASA, Jack Fellows, of the Office
of Management and Budget, and Dr. George Withbroe, Director of
NASA's Space Physics Division, discussed the FY 1994 NASA budget
request and its implications on space science.

23 Apr 1993

The fiscal year 1994 budget request for NASA is $15.265 billion, an
increase of $934.6 million, or 6.5%, above the 1993 appropriation
of $14.330 billion.  Within this first budget request developed
under NASA administrator Daniel Goldin, the emphasis has changed
and some details remain unresolved.  At the agency's budget
briefing, Goldin echoed Clinton's mantra for change and increased
investment in new technologies.  Saying that NASA was "too much
into human space flight," Goldin has proposed increased funding for

21 Apr 1993

As NASA gears up for another attempt at redesigning Space Station
Freedom (see FYIs #30 and #31), some in Congress are wondering
whether the space agency has learned any lessons from a number of
costly mistakes in its past.  Louis Stokes (D-Ohio), the new
chairman of the House appropriations VA/HUD subcommittee, held a
March 17 hearing to examine unanticipated cost growth in a variety
of projects, including the space toilet, the advanced turbo pump
for the shuttle, and the Mars Observer, as well as the space

19 Mar 1993

On March 11, NASA announced that the White House has given
Administrator Daniel Goldin the go-ahead to implement changes in
the agency's management structure.  Goldin, a Bush Administration
appointee, had announced most of the changes in October 1992, but
the November election put his plans on hold until Clinton's team
could review them.

15 Mar 1993

In a speech yesterday to the American Astronautical Society, NASA
Administrator Daniel S. Goldin announced a large-scale redesign of
the space station.  A 30 to 45 member team, headed by Joe Shea, is
to have the redesign ready by June 1.

11 Mar 1993

FYI #160 and #161 summarized a recent CRS report analyzing 30 big
science projects, and provided quotes from the report on selected
NSF and DOE projects.  This FYI provides selected quotes from the
CRS report relating to NASA projects.  In parentheses are the
expected date of completion, the initial estimated cost, and the
current estimated cost.

18 Nov 1994

On September 12, the House passed the conference report (House
Report 103-715) for H.R. 4624, the FY 1995 VA/HUD/Independent
Agencies Appropriations Bill.  The Senate is expected to act
shortly.  This FYI highlights selected provisions within space
science. 

15 Sep 1994

On September 12, the House passed the conference report (House
Report 103-715) for H.R. 4624, the FY 1995 VA/HUD/Independent
Agencies Appropriations Bill.  The Senate is expected to act
shortly.  This FYI and the next provide details on the provisions
for NASA.

NASA will receive a total budget of $14.377 billion for fiscal year
1995.  This is greater than the $14.3 billion requested by the
Administration, but $150 million (or 1.0 percent) less than the
current year funding of $14.527 billion.

15 Sep 1994

The next step for space station funding is a full Senate floor vote
on H.R. 4624, the VA, HUD, Independent Agencies Appropriations
Bill.  A Senate staffer reported this morning that a floor date has
not been scheduled, saying that it could be "next week possibly."

The House version of H.R. 4624 provides $2,120,900,000 for the
space station program.  An amendment offered on the House floor to
terminate the station lost by a vote of 278 to 155.

21 Jul 1994

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