House Subcommittee examines Space Science Budget



On April 29, Wesley Huntress, NASA associate administrator for the Office of Space Science, and Harry Holloway, associate administrator for the new Office of Life and Microgravity Sciences and Applications, testified before the House Space Subcommittee on NASA's fiscal year 1994 budget request for space science.

At the outset, subcommittee chairman Ralph Hall (D-Tex.) expressed concern that in an attempt to add more missions, NASA would sacrifice some of the knowledge to be gained from current missions. He commented that “NASA appears to be putting a higher priority on starting new missions than on analyzing data from [current] ones.”