Senate panels review NASA, NSF budgets



The Senate recently began its review of the fiscal year 1993 budget for NASA and the National Science Foundation. Although the forecast looks generally positive for both agencies, senators did express concerns about specific aspects of the budget requests.

At a meeting of the Senate Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space on March 18, Albert Gore (D-Tenn.) raised a series of questions likely to follow NASA's budget deliberations over the coming months. The fact that Gore is a strong supporter of NASA makes these questions quite significant.