H.R.6063 - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2008

To authorize the programs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and for other purposes. view all titles (6)

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  • Short: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2008 as passed house.
  • Short: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2008 as reported to house.
  • Official: To authorize the programs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2008 as passed senate.
  • Short: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2008 as enacted.

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Anonymous 10/25/2008 1:17pm

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Anonymous 10/12/2008 3:29pm
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We don’t need parts like the shuttle tanks from LA anymore, so why won’t we get rid of the shuttle? States want the money.

Anonymous 09/27/2008 9:27am

We need more money for NASA and the space shuttle and the moon programs. Robots are nice but there NOT human and we need humans on the moon again and mars within 5 years. we nned to keep the shuttle flying until the other Orion craft is ready to go. NASA is NOT a scam it has created ALL the neat stuff around us in are easy lives here in the USA.

Anonymous 06/16/2008 2:15pm

Manned space flight is a scam. The moon robot programs exist to take the last jobs from the shuttle and manned flight from Florida to California and JPL. The space program should use more robotics, humans aren’t necessary(unless you need a scoop of earth).

The cost of human space is too high and by the time we’ve colonized Mars we could have terra formed the entire planet and moved. Robots are cheaper and better at the tasks.

gscoville 06/10/2008 5:07am

Without this authorization, or one like it, NASA will be unable to close a projected 5-year gap (2010-2015) between the time it decommissions the Space Shuttle and the time it has another craft that can transport American astronauts to the International Space Station. In short, without this bill (and a subsequent appropriation), Congress will have to wastefully spend tax dollars to buy seats on Russian shuttles for American astronauts.

The authorization will also enable NASA to continue funding R&D, education, and innovation programs in the areas of sciences, technology, mathematics, and engineering. There is a huge deficit in STEM education in the US and there are not enough young people pursuing careers in these areas to keep up with agency turnover and retirement figures. It’s no secret that the United States is far behind the curve in these areas; by continuing to fund the programs, NASA will hopefully be able to revitalize interest in space in America’s youth.


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