The NASA Authorization Act of 2010 Presented By: Samuel Rodarte 17.307
Background• “Vision for Space Exploration” – Retire space shuttle and complete ISS by 2010 – Manned moon mission by ...
The Challenges • Future of U.S. Space Exploration Program – Not enough budget to complete previous objectiv...
Moon vs. Mars• Obama Administration – Technical limitations – Incremental missions with ultimate Mars objective ...
U.S. Manned Space Program • House Republicans – Termination of Constellation and Spa...
Commercial vs. Government LEO Access• Democrats – Increase support to private industry – Allow NASA to f...
NASA Budget • Senate – Extra shuttle mission would allows preparation of ISS for gap • House ...
From Bill to Law• Augustine Commission and Obama’s space policy• HR 5781 – Introduced July 20, 2010 – Five-yea...
Finding Passage • Bipartisan Design – Sen. Nelson’s work with Sen. Vitter – Comprom...
The Future of NASA• Statue authorizes $58.4 billion for NASA for FY2011-13• HLLV begins immediate development• NASA annou...
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The NASA Authorization Act of 2010

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  • 1. The NASA Authorization Act of 2010 Presented By: Samuel Rodarte 17.307
  • 2. Background• “Vision for Space Exploration” – Retire space shuttle and complete ISS by 2010 – Manned moon mission by 2020• The Constellation Program – Many unknowns, inaccurate cost estimates – Ares rockets design challenges• Augustine Commission – Constellation underfunded – Unable to complete objectives by deadlines• Obama Administration – End of Constellation Program – Extend ISS through 2020 – Presents FY2010 Budget Request
  • 3. The Challenges • Future of U.S. Space Exploration Program – Not enough budget to complete previous objectives – Technology not yet developed for Mars – Augustine Commissions “Flexible Path” strategy • The Manned Space Program – End of Space Shuttle in FY 2010 – Shuttles as only transportation to LEO – Economic Impact • Low-Earth Orbit Access – Essential for exploration beyond LEO – Need to develop effective heavy launch technology – Commercial LEO access • NASA Budget – STS-135 extra shuttle mission funding – Expanding lifetime of ISS – Increase in Earth Sciences portfolio
  • 4. Moon vs. Mars• Obama Administration – Technical limitations – Incremental missions with ultimate Mars objective – First mission to asteroid• House Science & Technology Committee – Much investment already done in Constellation program – Impact of program termination
  • 5. U.S. Manned Space Program • House Republicans – Termination of Constellation and Space Shuttle Programs – Loss of workforce and regional economic impact • Obama Administration – Constellation resources should be direct toward heavy-lift launch vehicles – HLLV as foundation of manned space program – Effort to minimize space shuttle gap
  • 6. Commercial vs. Government LEO Access• Democrats – Increase support to private industry – Allow NASA to focus on larger goals – Create new economic sector• Republicans – Would leave NASA without independent LEO access – Loss of competitiveness with other nations – Private industry not very reliable
  • 7. NASA Budget • Senate – Extra shuttle mission would allows preparation of ISS for gap • House – Funding for extra mission takes away from research and programs • Republicans – Increase in Earth Science portfolio aimed at global warming research • Passing Something vs. Nothing – End of fiscal year and need to fund the agency
  • 8. From Bill to Law• Augustine Commission and Obama’s space policy• HR 5781 – Introduced July 20, 2010 – Five-year authorization – No additional space shuttle flights – Drastically low support for commercial LEO incentives• S 3729 – Introduced July 15, 2010 – Mainly designed by Sen. Nelson – Extended ISS until 2020 – Included extra shuttle “on need” flight – Began HLLV development immediately• Final Passage – Senate approved “unanimously” – Senate version presented to House on August 9 – Passes on September 29 and signed by Obama
  • 9. Finding Passage • Bipartisan Design – Sen. Nelson’s work with Sen. Vitter – Compromise between views • Keeping NASA alive – House vote night before end of fiscal year – No time for Compromise bill – Greater damage to NASA if not funded
  • 10. The Future of NASA• Statue authorizes $58.4 billion for NASA for FY2011-13• HLLV begins immediate development• NASA announces new Space Launch System using Constellation technology• First launch projected for 2017• ISS will be supported through 2020• STS-135 successfully flown on July 8, 2011, as last space shuttle mission

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