NASA Budget Summary

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Based on the researchers, “added congressional pressure on NASA's budget came in the form of earmarks defined as “congressional additions to the NASA budget request that reflect targeted Members' interests.”16According to the CAIB, the fiscal year 2002 budget had “a net total of $540 million in reductions to ongoing NASA programs” Not to mention, there were such a demand on accelerating flight schedule with limited funds and valuable resources. In addition, they was competing to build and maintain the International Space Station, with plans to support US. Russian cooperation; which was part of the former President Clinton budget. Overall, the NASA organization focus was to meet a deadline in order to regain credibility and support from Congress
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