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Senate Backs NASA Science Programs

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Science  13 Sep 1996:
Vol. 273, Issue 5281, pp. 1486
DOI: 10.1126/science.273.5281.1486


NASA scored three victories last week when the Senate preserved a controversial life sciences program involving orbiting monkeys, rejected a move to cancel the space station program, and protected a major earth sciences program from major cuts. But controversies over social programs, which are included in the appropriations bill that funds NASA, could make it hard for Congress and President Bill Clinton to reach agreement before the new fiscal year begins on 1 October.