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Thursday, March 17, 2005

Lawmakers not happy about NASA aeronautics cuts

A Congressional hearing took place Wednesday to discuss the future of aeronautics at NASA, and some lawmakers aren't happy with budget cuts proposed by the Bush administration.

In an AP article carried by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, NASA funding for aeronautics research would be cut by $717.6 million, or 20 percent, over five years.

Members of Congress such as Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and Jo Ann Davis (R-VA), warned that U.S. leadership in aeronautical research could be seriously undermined by the cuts, especially in light of increased aeronautics funding made in Europe and Asia.


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