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  •  A few bints at answers (3+ / 0-)
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    1.  Nasa in the stimulus

    Science: $400 million, intended 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: $150 million for "system-level research, development and demonstration activities related to aviation safety, environmental impact mitigation and the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen)."

    Exploration: $400 million, with no description of how the money is to be spent.

    Cross Agency Support: $50 million, primarily intended to "restore NASA-owned facilities damaged from hurricanes and other natural disasters occurring during calendar year 2008."

    The NASA budget for 2010 includes a 2 billion increase, endorses back to the moon in 2020, shuttle retirement in 2010.  However, it does not comment on the method to get back to the moon, so that is very much subject to change.  

    1.  Current names being "discussed" for NASA admin

    Lester Lyles
    Scott Gration
    Charles Bolden
    Steve Isakowitz
    possibly Lennard Fisk (don't hold your breath on this one) - many of these people have great space cred.

    1.  There has been some discussions already about the National Aeronautics and Space Council, although its been quite limited.  

    And thats where we stand

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