Mars Surveyor Update: 30 June 1994
U.S. House of Representatives vote on NASA FY 1995 Budget
- The U.S. House of Representatives voted on the FY 1995
NASA budget on 29 June 1994.
- The Mars Surveyor Program remains in the House budget.
- There was an attempt to cancel the Space Station, but the
Space Station program was not eliminated.
- On June 9, 1994, the House Appropriations for NASA was marked up at
$14 billion, including full funding for Mars Surveyor. The
vote on June 29, 1994, means that the full House approves of the
budget brought forward by the Appropriations committee.
- The NASA FY 1995 budget has not yet made its way through
the U.S. Senate. This is expected to happen mostly during
- If the Senate and House budgets are different, they two houses
will have to confer in August/September.
Here a statement issued by NASA Administrator Dan Goldin after
the House vote on June 29, 1994:
Date: Wed Jun 29 21:37:00 1994
Subject: GOLDIN STATEMENT ON SPACE STATION
NASA CHIEF HAILS HOUSE VOTE PRESERVING SPACE STATION
Daniel S. Goldin, Administrator of NASA, issued the following statement
in reaction to today's vote in the House of Representatives which
defeated an amendment to terminate the Space Station program:
The House of Representatives made a courageous decision to continue to
build the International Space Station. It was a vote for America and
for the American people, and a vote for our future.
This victory belongs to the President and the Vice President. President
Clinton's leadership and the unprecedented effort by Vice President
Gore carried the day. Chairman Brown and Representative Walker worked
long and skillfully on our behalf.
This is a new space station, made bigger, better, and more powerful and
more capable by our collaboration with our international partners in
Russia, Europe and Japan. It's a stronger program, guided by a
restructured management team which is keeping the program on track, on
schedule and on cost.
The budget passed today by the House provides for a balanced space and
aeronautics program. I am committed to maintaining that balance, and
will continue to work with the Congress to ensure that NASA continues
to pursue bold, cutting edge programs that will deliver to the American
Source: nasanews: [space] MIT Center for Space Research