NASA

Facing the House Appropriations Subcommittee on VA/HUD/Independent
Agencies on May 17 and 18, NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin
received unanimous praise for his management reforms of the past
year, and rigorous questioning on the agency's fiscal year 1995
budget request.  Although NASA's proposed $14.3 billion budget
represents the first requested decrease for the space agency in
decades, chairman Louis Stokes (D-Ohio) pointed out that his
subcommittee's 602(b) allocation was at least $400 million in

19 May 1994

"The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is
confronting the difficult task of squeezing a program that it
anticipated would cost about $95 billion for five years into a
budget plan allowing just over $70 billion," announces a
Congressional Budget Office study on "Reinventing NASA."  The CBO,
Congress's budget arm, prepared the study for the House science
committee.  It was released by committee chairman George Brown on
March 24.  (see FYI #49 for Brown's comments.)

30 Mar 1994

"NASA is a `how' agency with a `why' problem."
     -- Lori Garver, National Space Society

23 Mar 1994

The Department of Energy has requested $372,563,000 for Fusion
Energy, to be distributed as follows:

22 Feb 1994

Below are selected highlights from background material supplied by
NASA for its fiscal year 1995 budget request:

15 Feb 1994

Below are selected highlights from background material supplied by
NASA for its fiscal year 1995 budget request:

15 Feb 1994

CORRECTION:  FYI #18 stated that the Space Science budget would
increase from 22.4% of the total NASA budget to 24.3% under the
fiscal year 1995 request.  These percentages apply to the total of
NASA's science programs, not Space Science alone. 

15 Feb 1994

In an overall NASA budget request that decreases for the first time
since the end of the Apollo program, space science programs gain a
little ground while human space flight activities lose some.
President Clinton's fiscal year 1995 request for NASA is $14.3
billion, a decrease of $251.4 million (1.7%) from last year.  "We
cut back on human space flight, we increased the science budget and
we increased the technology budget," NASA Administrator Daniel
Goldin declared.  He added, however, that "this is it.  We can't

10 Feb 1994

A General Accounting Office report released this week provides
insights into NASA's decision to cancel the CRAF mission and to
redesign the upcoming Cassini mission.  This report is must reading
for anyone interested in how NASA made these decisions, as well as
for a review of the promises and problems of the 1997 Cassini
mission to Saturn.

4 Feb 1994

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, NASA:

8 Dec 1995

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