LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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Congress continues to debate NASAs International Space Station ISS, a permanently occupied facility in Earth orbit where astronauts live and conduct research. Congress appropriated approximately 35 billion for the program from FY1985-2005. The initial FY2006 ISS request was 2.180 billion 1.857 billion for construction and operations and 324 million for research to be conducted by ISS crews. In a July budget amendment, NASA transferred 168 million for ISS CrewCargo Services to another part of the NASA budget and reduced the ISS request commensurately. The final version of the FY2006 appropriations bill that includes NASA H.R. 2862 cuts 80 million from the originally submitted budget, and NASA now plans to spend 306 million, instead of 324 million, on ISS research in FY2006.
- Manned Spacecraft