NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION


                                        SCIENCE, AERONAUTICS AND TECHNOLOGY


                                            FISCAL YEAR 1996 ESTIMATES


                                               GENERAL STATEMENT


The Science, Aeronautics and Technology appropriation provides funding for the research and 
development activities of NASA.  This includes funds to extend our knowledge of the Earth, 
its space environment, and the universe; to invest in new aeronautics and advanced space 
technologies which support the development and application of technologies critical to the 
economic scientific and technical competitiveness of the United States.  These objectives 
are achieved through the following elements:


Space Science:  This program conducts a broad spectrum of scientific investigations to 
advance our knowledge of the sun, the planets, interplanetary and interstellar space, and 
the stars of our galaxy and the universe.


Life and Microgravity Sciences and Applications:  A program to identify and develop the 
technology for the useful applications of space techniques in the area of material process 
research and experimentation, and to explore the effect of the zero-gravity environment of 
space on human physiology.


Mission to Planet Earth:  a program to provide for the use of space systems, supported by 
ground-based and airborne observations, to acquire information which will assist in the solution 
of Earth resources and environmental problems.


Aeronautical Research and Technology:  A program to conduct the fundamental long-term research 
to strengthen the United States leadership in aviation, and to pursue development of high 
leverage technologies required to support both the subsonic and high-speed civil transport 
economic viability.


Space Access and Technology:  A program to provide new and innovative space technologies to 
meet the challenges and lower the cost of future space missions.


Mission Communication Services:   Funding for communications activities which are most directly 
related to NASA's science and aeronautics programs.


Academic Programs:  A program to support Agencywide university, minority, university, and 
elementary and secondary school programs.







                          NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION


                              SCIENCE, AERONAUTICS AND TECHNOLOGY
                               FISCAL YEAR 1996 BUDGET ESTIMATES
                                     (MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)



                                                                     BUDGET PLAN	
	                                                  1994          1995          1996


SCIENCE, AERONAUTICS AND TECHNOLOGY                    5,792.5       5,943.6       6,006.9


SPACE SCIENCE                                          1,920.9       2,012.6       1,958.9


LIFE AND MICROGRAVITY SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS          507.5         483.1         504.1


MISSION TO PLANET EARTH                                1,068.0       1,340.1       1,341.1


AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY                   1,067.2         882.0         917.3


SPACE ACCESS AND TECHNOLOGY                              562.4         642.4         705.6


MISSION COMMUNICATION SERVICES                           581.0         481.2         461.3


ACADEMIC PROGRAMS                                         85.5         102.2         118.7








                          NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION


                                PROPOSED APPROPRIATION LANGUAGE



                               SCIENCE, AERONAUTICS AND TECHNOLOGY

                                 (INCLUDING RESCISSION OF FUNDS)


  For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for , for the conduct and supprot of science, 
aeronautics, and technology research and deveopment acticities, including research; development; 
operations; services; maintemamce; construction of facilities including repair, rehabilitation 
and modification of real and personal property, and acquisition or condemnation of real property,
as authorized by law; space flight, spacecraft control and communications activities including 
operations, production, and services; and purchase. lease, charter, maintenace,, and operation 
of mission and administrative aircraft; {$5,901,200,000] $6,006,900,000, to remain available 
until September 30, [1996] 1997.
  [Of the amounts provided under the heading, "CONSTRUCTION OF FACILITIES", for the Consortium
for International Earth Science Information Network in Public Law 102-389, $10,000,000 are 
rescinded.] (Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent 
Agencies appropriations Act, 1995.)








                           NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION


                                SCIENCE, AERONAUTICS AND TECHNOLOGY
                                       REIMBURSABLE SUMMARY
                                      (MILLIONS OF DOLLARS)


																					      					BUDGET PLAN	

                                                                     BUDGET PLAN	
	                                                  1994          1995          1996


SCIENCE, AERONAUTICS AND TECHNOLOGY                      568.1         618.9         618.7


SPACE SCIENCE                                             70.2          82.8          87.6


LIFE AND MICROGRAVITY SCIENCES AND APPLICATIONS            0.5           1.3           1.4


MISSION TO PLANET EARTH                                  227.8         281.5         278.8


AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY                     102.6          84.7          88.7


SPACE ACCESS AND TECHNOLOGY                              156.7         152.0         154.2


MISSION COMMUNICATION SERVICES                            10.0          10.9           7.0


ACADEMIC PROGRAMS                                          0.3           5.7           1.0







                               NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION


                                        FISCAL YEAR 1996 ESTIMATES


                  DISTRIBUTION OF SCIENCE, AERONAUTICS AND TECHNOLOGY BY INSTALLATION
                                          (Thousands of Dollars)


                                                         Johnson           Space           Kennedy      Marshall       Stennis      Ames       Dryden Flight      Langley      Lewis       Goddard         Jet
                                                          Space           Station           Space     Space Flight      Space     Research       Research        Research     Research    Space Flight   Propulsion 
    Program                                 Total         Center       Program Office       Center       Center         Center     Center         Center          Center       Center       Center          Lab          Headquarters


Space Science                    1994     1,920,000       4,604                  0             320       314,876            0       40,412            0               65      129,380        696,483       469,554          265,206
                                 1995     2,012,600       4,532                  0           1,325       331,763            0       37,839            0              900      103,890        755,033       513,820          263,528
                                 1996     1,958,900       4,329                  0           3,311       317,746            0       75,419            0              500       97,457        695,698       523,711          240,729


Life and Microgravity            1994       507,500     130,800                  0          27,900       122,000            0       66,600            0            7,200       74,400            500        16,200           61,900
  Sciences and Applications      1995       483,100      98,300                  0          20,900       112,000            0       63,500            0              800       75,900              0         2,500          109,200        
                                 1996       504,000     108,900                  0          19,400       125,200            0       71,800            0            3,600       82,700            300         8,000           84,100


Mission to Planet Earth          1994     1,068,000         167                  0              75        12,904           80       37,723            0           31,720       19,103        747,075       105,055          114,098
                                 1995     1,340,100           0                  0             100         8,600          500       37,400            0           60,600       40,600        836,000       204,900          151,400
                                 1996     1,341,100           0                  0             100         9,600          400       33,900            0           48,800       66,300        883,400       157,100          141,500


Aeronautical Research and        1994       993,200         600                  0               0           800          500      262,700       51,700          363,100      258,300         18,500         9,400           27,600
  Technology                     1995       882,000         400                  0               0           700          200      234,800       48,900          305,500      243,700         25,300         5,600           16,900
                                 1996       917,300         100                  0               0           200            0      246,900       45,800          331,700      247,300         21,300         5,600           18,400


Undistributed:                   1994        74,000
  Construction of Facilities -   1995             0
   Various locations             1996             0


Total Aeronautical Research      1994      1,067,200
  and Technology                 1995        882,000
                                 1996        917,300


Space Access and                 1994        562,400     93,900                  0          11,500        63,500        9,000       25,300            0           39,200       73,200         39,300        61,400          146,100
  Technology                     1995        642,400     23,700                  0          15,900       145,200       14,000       31,600          300           55,400       59,000         55,700        69,000          172,600
                                 1996        705,600     32,800                  0          17,200       175,500       18,000       33,900          200           79,400       87,400         61,900        80,500          118,800


Mission Communication            1994        580,981         50                  0               0         2,500            0       14,300            0                0        1,397        322,113       215,159           25,462
  Services                       1995        481,200          0                  0               0         3,000            0       16,600            0                0        1,800        260,400       176,700           22,700
                                 1996        461,300          0                  0               0         3,000            0       13,900            0                0        1,900        240,700       178,300           23,500


Academic Programs                1994         85,500        960                  0             245         2,309          979          721            0            2,679        1,687          1,340         1,884           72,696
                                 1995        102,200      1,420                  0             699         2,513        1,220        1,295            0            2,844        2,387          1,637         2,056           86,129
                                 1996        118,700      1,597                  0             860         2,801        1,449        1,656            0            3,033        2,665          1,829         2,262          100,548
         

TOTAL SCIENCE,                   1994      5,792,481    231,081                  0          40,040       518,889       10,559      447,756       51,700          443,964      557,467      1,825,311       878,652          713,062
  AERONAUTICS AND                1995      5,943,600    128,352                  0          38,924       603,776       15,920      423,034       49,200          426,044      527,277      1,934,040       974,576          822,457
  TECHNOLOGY                     1996      6,006,900    147,726                  0          40,871       634,047       19,849      477.475       46,000          467,033      585,722      1,905,127       955,473          727,577




SAT SUM