News of the Week2001 BUDGET

NSF and NASA Score Last-Minute Victories

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Science  27 Oct 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5492, pp. 683
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5492.683a

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Congress last week gave both NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) significant hikes for 2001: NSF got $4.42 billion, a $522 million boost over this year that nearly matched NSF's 17% request, and NASA received $14.3 billion, nearly twice the White House's request for a 3% boost-but with hundreds of millions of dollars in earmarks added on.