National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Overview, FY2007 Budget in Brief, and Key Issues for Congress
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA conducts U.S. civilian space and aeronautics activities. Its FY2006 appropriation was 16.623 billion. For FY2007, the Administration has requested 16.792 billion, a 1 increase or a 3.2 increase if one-time FY2006 funding for hurricane recovery is excluded. The NASA Authorization Act of 2005 P.L. 109-155 authorized FY2007 funding of 17.932 billion. The House Appropriations Committee recommended 16.709 billion. The key issue for Congress is how NASA is implementing the Vision for Space Exploration, including whether it is maintaining a balanced portfolio of programs that include science and aeronautics. This report will be updated.
- Administration and Management
- Government and Political Science
- Manned Spacecraft