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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Jul 14, 2005 18:45:01 GMT -6
Science Democrats Introduce NASA Reauthorization Act of 2005
Washington, DC) Tuesday evening, House Science Committee Ranking Member Rep. Bart Gordon (D-TN) and the entire Democratic Caucus of the Committee introduced The NASA Reauthorization Act of 2005 (H.R. 3250) - their alternative to H.R. 3070, NASA Reauthorization legislation introduced by Science Committee Republicans.
The multi-year Democratic alternative lays out clear and directed priorities for the space agency. It provides the resources needed to move forward on the Moon-Mars mission without sacrificing other critical science and technology responsibilities of NASA.
"Our bill recognizes that NASA has been, is and should continue to be a multi-mission agency with significant research and development activities in science, aeronautics and human space flight," stated Ranking Member Gordon upon introduction.
The bill introduced Tuesday makes it clear that Committee Democrats support the goal of making exploration beyond low Earth orbit the long-term objective of NASA's human space flight program. Equally important, the Democratic alternative recognizes the need to ensure that the productive balance existing between NASA's major program areas is maintained.