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30 Apr 1993

On April 29, Wesley Huntress, NASA associate administrator for the
Office of Space Science, and Harry Holloway, associate
administrator for the new Office of Life and Microgravity Sciences
and Applications, testified before the House space subcommittee on
NASA's fiscal year 1994 budget request for space science.

29 Apr 1993

One of the most important events in this year's consideration of
the NASA FY 1994 budget request occurred this week with the
appearance of NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin and his senior
staff before the House VA, HUD, Independent Agencies Appropriations
Subcommittee.  This subcommittee, in conjunction with its Senate
counterpart, largely determines the funding for the space agency.

23 Apr 1993

Two of the major goals of the Clinton Administration are improving
the economy and creating new jobs.  One of the White House's main
strategies for achieving these goals is investment in new
technologies.  In February, President Clinton released a technology
policy document, entitled "Technology for America's Economic
Growth" (see FYI #23), which states that "Technology is the engine
of economic growth.  In the United States, technological advance
has been responsible for as much as two-thirds of productivity

23 Apr 1993

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.

21 Apr 1993

The fiscal year 1994 NASA budget request is $15,265.0 million, an
increase of 6.5% over the current fiscal year (see FYI #55.)  A
major component of the NASA budget is Research & Development, under
which are the following programs of interest to the physics and
astronomy community:

OFFICE OF SPACE SCIENCE:

PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY funding would decrease from the 1993 Current
Estimate (1993/CE) or budget of $1,103.9 million to $1,074.7
million.  Under this category are the following selected programs:

21 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

16 Apr 1993

The fiscal year 1994 National Science Foundation budget request for
Geosciences is $448.53 million, which is an increase of $27.49
million, or 6.5%, above current funding if the supplemental funding
legislation is passed.

The section of the NSF budget document on Geosciences is 8 pages
long.  The following information presents a general overview of
this area of the NSF budget, taken only from the budget section
entitled "Geosciences" (GEO).    

ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES funding would increase by $7.48 million, or
5.3%, to $149.10 million.

16 Apr 1993

The fiscal year 1994 National Science Foundation budget request for
Education and Human Resources is $556.10 million, which is an
increase of $68.60 million, or 14.1%, above current funding if the
supplemental funding legislation is passed.

The section of the NSF budget document on Education and Human
Resources is 15 pages long.  The following information presents a
general overview of this area of the NSF budget, taken only from
the budget section entitled "Education and Human Resources" (EHR).

14 Apr 1993

The Department of Energy has requested $347.6 million for Fusion
Energy in fiscal year 1994.  The request is an increase of $7.9
million, or 2.3 percent, from the 1993 appropriation.

14 Apr 1993

The Department of Energy has requested $802.0 million for Basic
Energy Sciences in fiscal year 1994.  The request is less than the
1993 appropriation by $58.7 million, for a decrease of 6.8 percent.

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