NASA Budget Markup Today — Will Money for Exploration be Restored?

NASA Budget Markup Today — Will Money for Exploration be Restored?

The full House Appropriations Committee will markup the bill that includes NASA’s FY2010 funding (the Commerce, Justice, Science appropriations bill) at 11:00 am today, June 9, in 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. According to the committee’s website, the markup will be webcast. This is a crucial step for NASA’s budget and the Constellation program. Last …

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No Changes to NASA Budget in Markup

No Changes to NASA Budget in Markup

No changes were made to the NASA budget today during full committee markup of the Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) appropriations bill for FY2010. The budget for the Constellation program remains at $3.2 billion, or $700 million below the $3.9 billion requested by the Obama Administration. CJS subcommittee chairman Alan Mollohan (D-WV) said that he expects …

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New SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet Now Available: "What's a Markup?: Answers to That and Other Legislative Mysteries"

New SpacePolicyOnline.com Fact Sheet Now Available: "What's a Markup?: Answers to That and Other Legislative Mysteries"

Our listing of events includes two markups this week. Wonder what a markup is? Check out our new fact sheet, “What’s a Markup?: Answers to That and Other Legislative Mysteries” on the left menu of our home page under “Fact Sheets and Reports.” Or just View it now.

Augustine Panel Seeks Public Input

Augustine Panel Seeks Public Input

NASA has set up a website for the Augustine panel that is assessing options for NASA’s future human space flight program — officially the Review of Human Space Flight Plans Committee. Not only does it provide information about the committee’s activities, but it is a place where the public can connect with the committee and …

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Events of Interest Week of June 8-12, 2009 (Updated June 7)

Events of Interest Week of June 8-12, 2009 (Updated June 7)

The following events that may be of interest have been announced for next week. This article is updated to add the June 9 House Appropriations Committee full committee markup of the CJS bill (which includes NASA, NOAA and NSF) since it is now on the Congress Daily (subscription required) calendar. Note: dates, times and witnesses …

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NASA Receives $18.2 Billion in CJS Markup, $486 Mission Less Than Requested

NASA Receives $18.2 Billion in CJS Markup, $486 Mission Less Than Requested

Rep. Alan Mollohan, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science (including NASA), released a statement that the subcommittee approved $18.2 billion for NASA for FY2010. While the statement says that it is an increase of $421 million over last year’s level, it is a cut of $486 million from the President’s request …

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New SpacePolicyOnline.Com Fact Sheet Available

New SpacePolicyOnline.Com Fact Sheet Available

SpacePolicyOnline.com has a new fact sheet available. It tracks NASA’s FY2010 budget request as it moves through Congress. Click on “Our Fact Sheets and Reports” under “Civil” on the top menu. This first version shows the action by the House Appropriations CJS subcommittee earlier today.

Reminder: Eilene Galloway Public Memorial Service, June 6, 10:00-12:00, Cosmos Club, Washington DC

Reminder: Eilene Galloway Public Memorial Service, June 6, 10:00-12:00, Cosmos Club, Washington DC

The public memorial service for Eilene M. Galloway will be held this Saturday,June 6, from 10:00-12:00 at the Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. Directions and parking information are available here. Please note that traffic may be difficult because of construction on two of the bridges connecting Virginia and Washington (14th Street Bridge …

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House Appropriations CJS Subcommittee Markup June 4; Full Committee Markup June 9

House Appropriations CJS Subcommittee Markup June 4; Full Committee Markup June 9

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) marked up the FY2010 CJS bill on the morning of June 4 (the time was incorrectly listed as 9:00 pm on the subcommittee’s website). The bill includes NASA, NOAA and NSF. Full committee markup is scheduled for June 9. According to Congress Daily (subscription required), the …

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House S&T Committee to hold NPOESS hearing on June 17

House S&T Committee to hold NPOESS hearing on June 17

The Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee is planning a hearing on the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) program for June 17, 2009. Further details are TBD. Note: Dates, times, and witnesses for congressional hearings are subject to change. Check the committee’s website for updated information.