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H.R. 1654 (eh) To authorize appropriations for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for fiscal years 2000, 2001, and 2002, and for other purposes. [Engrossed in House] ...


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                  In the Senate of the United States,

                                                      November 5, 1999.
    Resolved, That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 
1654) entitled ``An Act to authorize appropriations for the National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration for fiscal years 2000, 2001, and 
2002, and for other purposes.'', do pass with the following

                               AMENDMENT:

            Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 
2000, 2001, and 2002''.
    (b) Table of Contents.--

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
Sec. 2. Findings.
Sec. 3. Definitions.

                TITLE I--AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS

                       Subtitle A--Authorizations

Sec. 101. International Space Station.
Sec. 102. Launch Vehicle and Payload Operations.
Sec. 103. Science, aeronautics, and technology.
Sec. 104. Mission support.
Sec. 105. Inspector General.
Sec. 106. Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research.

             Subtitle B--Limitations and Special Authority

Sec. 111. Use of funds for construction.
Sec. 112. Availability of appropriated amounts.
Sec. 113. Reprogramming for construction of facilities.
Sec. 114. Consideration by committees.
Sec. 115. Use of funds for scientific consultations or extraordinary 
                            expenses.

                 TITLE II--INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

Sec. 201. International Space Station contingency plan.
Sec. 202. Cost limitation for the International Space Station.
Sec. 203. Liability cross-waivers for International Space Station-
                            related activities.

                  TITLE III--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

Sec. 301. National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 amendments.
Sec. 302. Use of existing facilities.
Sec. 303. Authority to reduce or suspend contract payments based on 
                            substantial evidence of fraud.
Sec. 304. Notice.
Sec. 305. Sense of Congress on the year 2000 problem.
Sec. 306. Unitary Wind Tunnel Plan Act of 1949 amendments.
Sec. 307. Enhancement of science and mathematics programs.
Sec. 308. Authority to vest title.
Sec. 309. NASA mid-range procurement test program.
Sec. 310. Space advertising.
Sec. 311. Authority to license NASA-developed software.
Sec. 312. Carbon cycle remote sensing technology.
Sec. 313. Indemnification and insurance.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    Congress makes the following findings:
            (1) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration 
        should continue to pursue actions and reforms directed at 
        reducing institutional costs, including management 
        restructuring, facility consolidation, procurement reform, 
        personnel base downsizing, and convergence with other defense 
        and commercial sector systems, while sustaining safety 
        standards for personnel and hardware.
            (2) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration 
        should sustain its proud history as the leader of the United 
        States in basic aeronautics and space research.
            (3) The United States is on the verge of creating and using 
        new technologies in microsatellites, information processing, 
        and space launches that could radically alter the manner in 
        which the Federal Government approaches its space mission.
            (4) The Federal Government should invest in the types of 
        research and innovative technology in which United States 
        commercial providers do not invest, while avoiding competition 
        with the activities in which United States commercial providers 
        do invest.
            (5) International cooperation in space exploration and 
        science activities serves the interest of the United States.
            (6) In participating in the National Aeronautical Test 
        Alliance, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and 
        the Department of Defense should cooperate more effectively in 
        leveraging the mutual capabilities of these agencies to conduct 
        joint aeronautics and space missions that not only improve 
        United States aeronautics and space capabilities, but also 
        reduce the cost of conducting those missions.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

    In this Act:
            (1) Administrator.--The term ``Administrator'' means the 
        Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space 
        Administration.
            (2) Commercial provider.--The term ``commercial provider'' 
        means any person providing space transportation services or 
        other space-related activities, the primary control of which is 
        held by persons other than a Federal, State, local, or foreign 
        government.
            (3) Critical path.--The term ``critical path'' means the 
        sequence of events of a schedule of events under which a delay 
        in any event causes a delay in the overall schedule.
            (4) Grant agreement.--The term ``grant agreement'' has the 
        meaning given that term in section 6302(2) of title 31, United 
        States Code.
            (5) Institution of higher education.--The term 
        ``institution of higher education'' has the meaning given such 
        term in section 1201(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 
        U.S.C. 1141(a)).
            (6) Major reorganization.--With respect to the National 
        Aeronautics and Space Administration, the term ``major 
        reorganization'' means any reorganization of the Administration 
        that involves the reassignment of more than 25 percent of the 
        employees of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
            (7) State.--The term ``State'' means each of the several 
        States of the United States, the District of Columbia, the 
        Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American 
        Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and 
        any other commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United 
        States.

                TITLE I--AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS

                       Subtitle A--Authorizations

SEC. 101. INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION.

    There are authorized to be appropriated to the National Aeronautics 
and Space Administration for the International Space Station--
            (1) $2,282,700,000 for fiscal year 2000;
            (2) $2,328,000,000 for fiscal year 2001; and
            (3) $2,091,000,000 for fiscal year 2002.

SEC. 102. LAUNCH VEHICLE AND PAYLOAD OPERATIONS.

    There are authorized to be appropriated to National Aeronautics and 
Space Administration for Launch Vehicle and Payload Operations--
            (1) for fiscal year 2000--
                    (A) $2,547,400,000 for space shuttle operations;
                    (B) $463,800,000 for space shuttle safety and 
                performance upgrades; and
                    (C) $169,100,000 for payload and utilization 
                operations.
            (2) for fiscal year 2001--
                    (A) $2,623,822,000 for space shuttle operations;
                    (B) $481,964,000 for space shuttle safety and 
                performance upgrades; and
                    (C) $174,173,000 for payload and utilization 
                operations.
            (3) for fiscal year 2002--
                    (A) $2,702,537,000 for space shuttle operations;
                    (B) $505,523,000 for space shuttle safety/
                performance upgrades; and
                    (C) $179,398,000 for payload and utilization 
                operations.

SEC. 103. SCIENCE, AERONAUTICS, AND TECHNOLOGY.

    There are authorized to be appropriated to the National Aeronautics 
and Space Administration for Science, Aeronautics, and Technology--
            (1) for fiscal year 2000--
                    (A) $2,196,600,000 for Space Science;
                    (B) $256,200,000 for life and microgravity sciences 
                and applications, of which $2,000,000 shall be for 
                research and early detection system for breast and 
                ovarian cancer and other women's health issues, and 
                $2,000,000 shall be made available for immediate 
                clinical trials of islet transplantation in patients 
                with Type I diabetes utilizing immunoisolation 
                technologies derived from NASA space flights;
                    (C) $1,459,100,000 for Earth Science;
                    (D) $1,156,500,000 for aeronautics and space 
                transportation technology, of which--
                            (i) $770,000,000 shall be used for 
                        aeronautical research and technology, of which 
                        at least $60,000,000 shall be used for the 
                        Aviation Safety Program, and of which 
                        $25,000,000 shall be used to augment research 
                        and technology relating to reduction in 
                        aircraft noise consistent with a noise 
                        reduction goal of 10dB by 2007, and of which 
                        $50,000,000 shall be used for ultra-efficient 
                        engine technology;
                            (ii) $254,000,000 shall be used for 
                        advanced space transportation technology, of 
                        which $111,600,000 shall be used only for the 
                        X-33 advanced technology demonstration vehicle 
                        program; and
                            (iii) $132,500,000 shall be used for 
                        commercial technology, of which some funds may 
                        be used for the expansion of the NASA business 
                        incubation program which is designed to foster 
                        partnerships between educational institutions 
                        and small high-technology businesses with 
                        preference given to those programs associated 
                        with community colleges;
                    (E) $406,300,000 for mission communications 
                services;
                    (F) $130,000,000 for academic programs, of which 
                $46,000,000 shall be used for minority university 
                research and education (at institutions such as 
                Hispanic-serving institutions and tribally-controlled 
                community colleges), of which $28,000,000 shall be used 
                for historically black colleges and universities; and
                    (G) $150,000,000 for future planning (space 
                launch).
            (2) for fiscal year 2001--
                    (A) $2,262,498,000 for Space Science;
                    (B) $263,886,000 for life and microgravity sciences 
                and applications, and appropriate funding shall be made 
                available for continuing clinical trials of islet 
                transplantation in patients with Type I diabetes 
                utilizing immunoisolation technologies derived from 
                NASA space flights;
                    (C) $1,502,873,000 for Earth Science;
                    (D) $1,036,695,000 for aeronautics and space 
                transportation technology, of which $820,000,000 shall 
                be used for aeronautical research and technology, of 
                which--
                            (i) at least $60,000,000 shall be used for 
                        the Aviation Safety program;
                            (ii) $25,000,000 shall be used to augment 
                        research and technology relating to reduction 
                        in aircraft noise consistent with a noise 
                        reduction goal of 10dB by 2007;
                            (iii) $75,000,000 shall be used to augment 
                        research and technology for engine and airframe 
                        efficiency and emissions reduction; and
                            (iv) $50,000,000 shall be used for ultra-
                        efficient engine technology;
                    (E) $418,489,000 for mission communications 
                services;
                    (F) $133,900,000 for academic programs; and
                    (G) $150,000,000 for future planning (space 
                launch).
            (3) for fiscal year 2002--
                    (A) $2,330,373,000 for Space Science;
                    (B) $271,803,000 for life and microgravity sciences 
                and applications, and appropriate funding shall be made 
                available for continuing clinical trials of islet 
                transplantation in patients with Type I diabetes 
                utilizing immunoisolation technologies derived from 
                NASA space flights;
                    (C) $1,547,959,000 for Earth Science;
                    (D) $1,067,796,000 for aeronautics and space 
                transportation technology, of which $880,000,000 shall 
                be used for aeronautical research and technology, of 
                which--
                            (i) at least $60,000,000 shall be used for 
                        the Aviation Safety program;
                            (ii) $25,000,000 shall be used to augment 
                        research and technology relating to reduction 
                        in aircraft noise consistent with a noise 
                        reduction goal of 10dB by 2007;
                            (iii) $75,000,000 shall be used to augment 
                        research and technology for engine and airframe 
                        efficiency and emissions reduction; and
                            (iv) $50,000,000 shall be used for ultra-
                        efficient engine technology;
                    (E) $431,044,000 for mission communications 
                services;
                    (F) $137,917,000 for academic programs; and
                    (G) $280,000,000 for future planning (space 
                launch).

SEC. 104. MISSION SUPPORT.

    There are authorized to be appropriated to the National Aeronautics 
and Space Administration for mission support--
            (1) for fiscal year 2000--
                    (A) $43,000,000 for safety, mission assurance, 
                engineering, and advanced concepts;
                    (B) $89,700,000 for space communication services;
                    (C) $181,000,000 for construction of facilities, 
                including land acquisition; and
                    (D) $2,181,200,000 for research and program 
                management, including personnel and related costs, 

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