Senate Space This Week

Last week the House passed the appropriations bill that includes $16.5 billion for NASA. This week, it was the Senate's turn. First, the commerce, justice, and science subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee marked up its FY2006 appropriations bill, then the full committee unanimously approved it.

Meanwhile, Senate Commerce Committee passed S. 1281, a NASA authorization bill for fiscal years 2006 through 2010, introduced by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), chairman of the science and space subcommittee.

Over on Space Politics, Jeff Foust has been carefully recapping the action. Here's Jeff on appropriations and authorizations, along with his update today.

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