Appropriations (41 - 45 of 45 items)
NASA Report May Overstate the Economic Benefits of Research and Development Spending
PAD-78-18: Published: Oct 18, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1977.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) contracted with Chase Econometrics Associates, Inc., to evaluate how research and development (R&D) spending affects the U.S. economy.The Chase report "The Economic Impact of NASA R&D Spending" concluded that this spending produced many benefits between 1960 and 1974, although it did not try to evaluate how effectively NASA carried out its p...
Space Transportation System: Past, Present, Future
PSAD-77-113: Published: May 27, 1977. Publicly Released: May 27, 1977.
Congress has appropriated about $4.4 billion to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and $106 million to the Department of Defense through fiscal year 1977 for development of the Space Transportation System (STS), about one-third of estimated development and production cost. Congress must decide whether to approve a full-scale operational STS by authorizing the start of product...
Space Shuttle Facility Program: More Definitive Cost Information Needed
PSAD-77-17: Published: May 9, 1977. Publicly Released: May 9, 1977.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is acquiring shuttle facilities to support the Space Transportation System. A review of the shuttle facility program focused on the current cost, schedule, and performance status. In late 1971, NASA established a $300 million target to acquire the facilities needed. Through fiscal year 1977, Congress appropriated $259 million in construction...
Improved Reporting Needed on National Aeronautics and Space Administration Projects.
PSAD-77-54: Published: Jan 27, 1977. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1977.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) status reports provide Congress with information on cost, schedule, and technical aspects of NASA projects.Changes in the content, preparation, and format of the reports are needed to make them more useful. These changes should help the committees and individual Members of Congress authorize and appropriate funds for major NASA systems...
National Aeronautical Facilities Program: Issues Related to Its Cost and Need
LCD-75-329: Published: Mar 23, 1976. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1976.
In fiscal year 1977 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) requested about $25 million to start acquisition of the National Transonic Facility, and the Department of the Air Force requested about $437 million for the Aeropropulsion System Test Facility. The Department of Defense (DOD) and NASA requested these facilities for the National Aeronautical Facilities program in order th...