Details on Senate CJS Subcommittee Markup of Funding Bill for NASA and NOAA

Details on Senate CJS Subcommittee Markup of Funding Bill for NASA and NOAA

The Senate Appropriations Committee has posted a summary of action by the Commerce, Justice, Science subcommittee this afternoon. (The title of the link says FY2009, but it is the FY2010 bill.) Regarding NASA and NOAA’s satellite programs, the subcommittee supported the President’s requested funding levels (at least at the top levels):

  • “National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) – The bill provides $18.68 billion for NASA, $903 million above the Fiscal Year 2009 level and equal to the President’s request. The total funding includes $3.16 billion for Space Shuttle operations; $2.27 billion for Space Station operations; $3.5 billion for development of the next generation Crew Launch Vehicle and Crew Exploration Vehicle and Cargo Launch Vehicle; $4.5 billion for science; and $507 million for aeronautics research.”

For NOAA:

  • “National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – The bill provides more than $4.77 billion for NOAA, $407 million above the Fiscal Year 2009 level and $299 million above the President’s budget request. The Committee bill includes: $551 million for the National Ocean Service; $980 million for the National Weather Service; $872 million for the National Marine Fisheries Service; $1.2 billion for satellite programs; and $430 million for Oceanic and Atmospheric research, including climate science.”

An audiocast of the markup is available on the committee’s website.

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