In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) appropriations bill, which funds NASA, advances to the full House. Lockheed Martin opens the STAR Center.
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SpaceNews.com (7/16): The House Appropriations Committee voted to advance the Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) appropriations bill, which funds NASA, to the full House. The legislation allocated $25.04 billion for the agency. Members approved an amendment offered by Rep. Ben Cline (R-VA) that requires $80 million of the $110 million included in the bill for nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) research at NASA go toward work on a flight demonstration. CJS subcommittee Ranking Member Robert Aderholt (R-AL) had complained during subcommittee markup on Monday that the language was omitted even though it had been in prior year bills. The committee also approved a manager’s amendment to make language changes. The amendment made a change in the Human Landing System (HLS) language present in the report accompanying the bill. While previously the report mandated NASA “to continue robust competition among potential providers for a future sustained HLS services capability” ...