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NASA Gains $1 Billion In Economic Stimulus Bill

By | February 16, 2009

      NASA will gain $1 billion under the congressional economic stimulus bill that aims to slow the U.S. plunge into the deepest recession in recent years.

      That $1 billion would include funds for NASA science projects, including moves to hire more scientists to track global climate change.

      The measure also provides $830 million for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and $3 billion for the National Science Foundation.

      As well, the bill provides $2 billion for science programs in the Department of Energy, including $400 million for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E.

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