FYI: Science Policy News
FYI
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Bill
115th Congress
NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017
Purpose
A bill to authorize the programs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and for other purposes.
Summary of Selected Provisions
  • Authorizes directorate-level funding roughly in-line with appropriators’ proposals for fiscal year 2017.
  • Expresses support for the James Webb Space Telescope, Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope, Mars 2020 Rover, and Europa Clipper missions
  • Establishes the search for life beyond the Earth as one of NASA’s central agency objectives and directs NASA to commission a new astrobiology strategy as well as an exoplanet science strategy
  • Requires a study of the value of NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission
  • Directs NASA to seek reimbursement for instrumentation and measurements that NASA conducts when responsibilities for them are transferred from other agencies
  • Changes cadence of senior reviews for mission extensions to a three-year schedule
Primary Sponsors
Co-sponsors by Party
R
3
D
4
I
0
Actions
  • 03/21/2017
    Became law
  • 03/07/2017
    Passed by House
  • 02/17/2017
    Introduced in Senate
  • 02/17/2017
    Passed by Senate