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H.R.6063 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2008, 110th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Oct 15, 2008 Became Public Law No: 110-422.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - Space

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on June 18, 2008, with a roll call of 409 ayes, 15 nays, and 9 not voting.

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  • 64% of users support H.R.6063

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    • On June 10, 2008, by gscoville - 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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      As noted by gscoville, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 10, 2008, "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."
    • On September 27, 2008, by Anonymous - 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.

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 27, 2008, "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."
    • On October 25, 2008, by Anonymous - What we don't need is ENMOD. Read: Devilvision - The World's New Wireless Grid http://luxefaire.com/devilvision/tableofcontents.html

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on October 25, 2008, "What we don't need is ENMOD. Read: Devilvision - The World's New Wireless Grid http://luxefaire.com/devilvision/tableofcontents.html"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Udall Knows - October 30, 2008 by Blog Of Fire - He sponsored HR 6063 which authorizes 20.1 billion dollars for NASA over a five year period, and another bill asking for over 2 billion for Federal Aviation Research and Development. Mark’s suggestions for increased spending are just a ...

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      As noted by Blog Of Fire on October 30, 2008, "He sponsored HR 6063 which authorizes 20.1 billion dollars for NASA over a five year period, and another bill asking for over 2 billion for Federal Aviation Research and Development. Mark’s suggestions for increased spending are just a ..." (http://blogoffire.wordpress.com/2008/10/31/udall-knows/)
    • HR 6063 Becomes Law! - October 24, 2008 by Billion Year Plan - On Oct 15, the President signed HR 6063, the 2008 NASA Authorization Act into Law. Find the full text here: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h110-6063. Most significantly, it contains the following language: ...

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      As noted by Billion Year Plan on October 24, 2008, "On Oct 15, the President signed HR 6063, the 2008 NASA Authorization Act into Law. Find the full text here: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h110-6063. Most significantly, it contains the following language: ..." (http://billionyearplan.blogspot.com/2008/10/hr-6063-becomes-law.html)
    • Dynamics of Cats : More NASA Conference Travel in 2009 - October 20, 2008 by ScienceBlogs : News - More news on the NASA conference ban for 2009, and the possible impacts. The source of the conference amendment (sec 1121 of HR 6063) is Sen Coburn, apparently, as noted in comments in the previous post. ...

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      As noted by ScienceBlogs : News on October 20, 2008, "More news on the NASA conference ban for 2009, and the possible impacts. The source of the conference amendment (sec 1121 of HR 6063) is Sen Coburn, apparently, as noted in comments in the previous post. ..." (http://scienceblogs.com/catdynamics/2008/10/more_nasa_conference_travel_in.php)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • NASA must travel - November 14, 2008 by Daily Press, VA - The recently passed NASA Authorization Act of 2008 (HR 6063) contains a provision that limits agency participation in technical conferences to a maximum ...

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      As noted by Daily Press, VA on November 14, 2008, "The recently passed NASA Authorization Act of 2008 (HR 6063) contains a provision that limits agency participation in technical conferences to a maximum ..." (http://www.dailypress.com/news/opinion/dp-ed_botltrs_11151nov15,0,6934335.story)
    • IFPTE Letter to Members on Election 2008 Issues - November 03, 2008 by Space Ref (press release) - ... in basic research, including revitalizing NASAs Aeronautics, Science, and Technology R&D (with the increased funding levels authorized in HR 6063). ...

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      As noted by Space Ref (press release) on November 03, 2008, "... in basic research, including revitalizing NASAs Aeronautics, Science, and Technology R&D (with the increased funding levels authorized in HR 6063). ..." (http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=29693)
    • AIP FYI FYI #101: NASA Authorization Bill Enacted - October 15, 2008 by Space Ref (press release) - "HR 6063 is a fiscally responsible measure that sends a strong message to the next Administration that Congress believes that investing in a balanced NASA ...

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      As noted by Space Ref (press release) on October 15, 2008, ""HR 6063 is a fiscally responsible measure that sends a strong message to the next Administration that Congress believes that investing in a balanced NASA ..." (http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=29516)
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