House spending bill includes modest increase for NASA

The house passed a spending bill that includes a modest increase for NASA, but does not fully fund the Administration request for Commercial Crew.

Still, they must have been paying some attention to the Russian threats to cut off access to the International Space Station – or to the ever-increasing price of rides on the Russian Soyuz rockets, perhaps – because even though they didn’t get to the Administration’s proposed budget level, they have still funded Commercial Crew at a higher level than ever before.

Of course, the Senate still has to weigh in with its version of the spending bill, and then any difference between that and the house one will be reconciled in committee. Traditionally, the Senate has voted a higher budget for Commercial Crew than the house. We’ll have to wait and see how it all turns out.

Read the full article at Florida Today.

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