NASA Numbers in the Final Stimulus Bill

NASA did pretty well in the final conference version of the American Recovery & Investment Act of 2009. Here are the numbers from Thomas, which I’ve mixed with the summary and detailed version:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA is directed to submit to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations a spending plan, signed by the Administrator, detailing its intended allocation of funds provided in this Act within 60 days of enactment of this Act.

Science

For an additional amount for `Science’, $400,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2010.

The conference agreement includes $400,000,000 for Science, to remain available until September 30, 2010. Funding is included herein to accelerate the development of the tier 1 set of Earth science climate research missions recommended by the National Academies Decadal Survey and to increase the agency’s supercomputing capabilities.

Aeronautics

For an additional amount for `Aeronautics’, $150,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2010.

The conference agreement includes $150,000,000 for aeronautics, to remain available until September 30, 2010. These funds are available for system-level research, development and demonstration activities related to aviation safety, environmental impact mitigation and the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen).

Exploration

For an additional amount for `Exploration’, $400,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2010.

The conference agreement includes $400,000,000 for exploration, to remain available until September 30, 2010.

Cross Agency Support

For an additional amount for `Cross Agency Support’, $50,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2010.

The conference agreement includes $50,000,000 for cross agency support, to remain available until September 30, 2010. In allocating these funds, NASA shall give its highest priority to restore NASA-owned facilities damaged from hurricanes and other natural disasters occurring during calendar year 2008.

Office of Inspector General

For an additional amount for `Office of Inspector General’, $2,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2011.

The conference agreement includes $2,000,000 for the Office of Inspector General, to remain available until September 30, 2013.

The Orlando Sentinel has good coverage of what all of this means. 

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