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Fighting for NASA Glenn

The bill that funds the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is making its way through Congress.

The House Appropriations Subcommittee for Commerce, Science, and Justice marked up its FY 2018 bill last week. The bill allocates $54 billion for NASA, which is nearly $5 billion more than what was in the President’s budget request.

If enacted, the budget would allocate funding for several programs that are important to NASA Glenn, including $660 million for aeronautics, an area where NASA Glenn is regarded as a leader among its peers. Congressman Dave Joyce and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur have been instrumental during the appropriations process to support NASA Glenn.

“The Greater Cleveland Partnership would not be able to pursue effective strategies to boost the economic impact of NASA Glenn on our region without the leadership of the Ohio delegation,” said GCP President and CEO Joe Roman.

“We continue to be grateful for their support and advocacy.”

Above photo:
A 100-pound liquid oxygen/liquid methane engine fires up after NASA Glenn’s Altitude Combustion Stand (ACS) was reactivated recently. (Image from the NASA Glenn website.)