U.S. House Committee Recommends Millions for Science
8 Oct 2002
(Source: U.S. House of Representatives)
[Excerpted from U.S. House of Representatives Press Release]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
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FY02 Bill (Discretionary): $95.41 billion
FY03 President's Request (Discretionary): $93.4 billion
FY03 Bill (Discretionary): $90.9 billion ($122.56 billion including mandatory)
Investing in Science and Technology Research:
- The National Science Foundation (NSF) is increased $614 million over last year's level and $395 million over the budget request, bringing FY03 funding to $5.4 billion, the largest NSF budget ever. Funding includes: $4.1 billion for research; $159 million for research equipment; and $910 million for education and human resources. This is a 15% increase for research over the 2002 level.
Funding For Space Programs:
- NASA funding is increased by $398 million over FY02, bringing FY02 funding to $15.3 billion, $300 million above the President's request.
- Shuttle operations are fully funded at the budget request.
- Funding is provided for the Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission ($105 million) and a mission to Europa ($40 million).