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Subject - FY 2009 Omnibus Appropriation Act Summary CORRECTION

Marcos Huerta
John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow
huerta at aas.org
http://blog.aas.org

There was a typographical error in the Informational Email on the FY 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act. The Science Mission Directorate received $4.503 Billion, a 4.3% decrease ($203.2 million) over FY 2008, not increase, as was written in the informational email text.

I'd like to also note that $240 million for Deep Space Missions System and Near Earth Networks was moved from the Science Mission Directorate account to Space Operations. Excluding that transfer, the NASA Science budget rose $37 million. (Not including the additional money for Earth Science in the Stimulus Bill)

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