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Fraser
2005-Sep-11, 01:28 PM
SUMMARY: President Bush's new space initiative received a major setback this week when the members of a House appropriations subcommittee passed a tentative budget that would fund only a fraction of the President's new plans. The panel suggested that NASA should receive $15.1 billion next year, which is a drop of $229 million from last year (NASA was actually hoping for a 5.6% increase). Development of the new Crew Exploration Vehicle would be delayed, and funding would be cut to Project Prometheus - a new nuclear propulsion technology. This isn't a final approved budget, however, as there are many more steps for the final decision is made.

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