MISSION SUPPORT


                                         CONSTRUCTION OF FACILITIES


                                      FISCAL YEAR 1996 BUDGET ESTIMATES


PROGRAM GOALS
The goal of the Construction of Facilities program is to provide the facilities that are critical to
achieving NASA's space and aeronautics program.


STRATEGY FOR ACHIEVING GOALS
In keeping with last year's budget restructuring, funding for construction is budgeted in the appropriations
which require specific facilities to conduct their programs.  Funds for discrete projects, that are required
to conduct specific Human Space Flight or Science, Aeronautics, and Technology programs or projects are 
included in these two appropriations.  The Construction of Facilities budget line item in the Mission Support
appropriation provides for discrete projects required for components of the basic infrastructure and
institutional facilities.  The Mission Support appropriation also includes minor projects (repair,
rehabilitation, modification of existing facilities and minor construction projects), environmental
compliance and restoration activities; the design of facilities projects; and advanced planning related to
future facilities needs.  The narratives for all construction projects are included in this portion of the
budget submission to identify the total facilities required in FY 1996.  The program budgets in the Human
Space Flight and Science, Aeronautics, and Technology appropriations include the specific projects as 
program requirements and reference the narratives provided in Mission Support for detailed descriptions
and justifications.


In Human Space Flight, the FY 1996 budget request provides the second and final increment of funding for
acquisition of a Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL)in support of the Space Station.  NASA has recently
negotiated a firm fixed-price lease/purchase agreement in the amount of $35 million with McDonnell Douglas
Corporation for the Clear Lake Development Facility (CLDF) and the construction of the NBL.  The $20.2
million appropriated in FY 1995 will be used to implement the lease/purchase agreement and the modification
of the CLDF for the NBL.  The $14.8 million requested in FY 1996 will be used to complete the acquisition.
The Congressional Committees have been formally advised of this plan.  In support of the Space Shuttle at
the Kennedy Space Center, funding is included to replace the substandard Chemical Analysis Facility with
an efficient facility that meets environmental and safety standards; to provide a replacement of the 
inadequate Space Shuttle Main Engine Processing Facility outside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) to
eliminate conflicts with Solid Rocket Motor stacking and movement activities which evacuation of the VAB
to meet mandatory safety requirements; and to replace deteriorated pumps, motors, pipes, and associated
control system hardware in the Fire System at Launch Complexes 39A and 29B.


The FY 1996 request for Science, Aeronautics and Technology provides for completing two projects begun
in prior years to meet mission requirements.  Included are the modernization of the Ames Unitary Plan Wind
Tunnel Complex, the most heavily used wind tunnel complex in NASA, and the construction of the Earth Systems
Science Building at the Goddard Space Flight Center to support the Earth Observing System (EOS) Program.  It
also includes construction of an addition  to the Microgravity Development Laboratory at the Marshall Space
Flight Centers to provide laboratories and clean rooms for developing and processing microgravity experiment
flight hardware.


In Mission Support, funding is requested in FY 1996 for discrete projects to repair and modernize utility
and building systems which have reached or exceeded their normal design life, including heating, cooling,
Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Johnson Space Center, Kennedy Space Center, Lewis Research Center, 
Marshall Space Flight Center, Wallops Flight Facility, and White Sands Test Facility.  Also included is a
continued operation of the barge transportation system.


These facilities are critical to the development and operation of the space transportation system, and
support of the payloads and launch facilities as well as our aeronautical and aerospace testing capabilities
to support military and private industry users.


The FY 1996 construction program is required to help preserve and enhance the capabilities and usefulness of
existing facilities and ensure safe, economical, and efficient use of the NASA physical plant.  This request
continues the necessary rehabilitation and modification program begun in prior years and continues a
responsive repair program.  The minor construction program provides a means to accomplish smaller facility
compliance and restoration program is critical to ensuring that statutory environmental requirements are
met and that necessary remedial actions are promptly taken.


Funds requested for facility planning and design cover advance planning and desing requirements for
potential future projects, master planning, facilities studies, engineering reports and studies, and
the preparation of facility project design drawings and bid specifications. 
                                              


                              NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
                                       CONSTRUCTION OF FACILITIES
                                       FISCAL YEAR 1996 ESTIMATES
                                SUMMARY OF THE BUDGET PLAN BY LOCATION
                                       (Thousands of Dollars)


                                                            Fiscal  Fiscal    Fiscal Year
                                                             Year    Year     1996 Agency
                     L O C A T I O N                         1994    1995     Request
----------------------------------------------------------   -----  -------   ---------


Ames Research Center......................................   64,402   31,800   23,530
Dryden Flight Research Center.............................    3,760   11,210    3,320
Goddard Space Flight Center...............................   32,258   27,110   26,785
Jet Propulsion Laboratory.................................   10,820   10,910   13,300
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center............................   27,433   30,350   28,155
John F. Kennedy Space Center..............................   40,663   23,450   32,300
Langley Research Center...................................   69,551    9,020    8,295
Lewis Research Center.....................................   55,870    9,650   19,265
George C. Marshall Space Center...........................   36,390   23,675   31,640
John C. Stennis Space Center..............................   14,505    4,280    8,800
Wallops Flight Facility...................................   12,285    4,320    6,890
Various Locations.........................................   97,446    8,955   10,580
Headquarters..............................................    5,817    1,770    1,140
Facility Planning and Design..............................   21,500   10,000   10,000


  Total Construction of Facilities......................    492,700  206,500  224,000
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                            NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION               
                                       CONSTRUCTION OF FACILITIES
                                       FISCAL YEAR 1996 ESTIMATES
                               BUDGET PLAN BY APPROPRIATION AND PROJECT
                                       (Thousands of Dollars)


                                                               Fiscal     Fiscal   Fiscal Year
                                                                Year       Year    1996 Agency     
                 INSTALLATION AND PROJECT                       1994       1995      Request        
 ---------------------------------------------------------     ------   ---------------------      

HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT


SPACE STATION................................................    ---      20,200      14,800
Construction of Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (JSC)............    ---      20,200      14,800        


OTHER HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT.....................................   34,300    12,300      17,400
Replace Chemical Analysis Facility (KSC).....................     ---       ---        7,500        
Replace Space Shuttle Main Engine Processing Facility (KSC)..     ---       ---        4,900        
Modernize Firex System, Pads A and B (KSC)...................     ---      4,800       5,000        
Replace Components Refurbishment Laboratory (KSC)............     ---      7,500
Replace Mission Control Air Handlers (JSC)...................    8,000      ---        ---
Replace Thermal Vacuum Helium Refrigeration Systems (JSC)....    7,400      ---        ---
Modify Launch Complex 39 Exterior Utility Piping (KSC).......      600      ---        ---
Refurbish Launch Complex 39 Cooling System (KSC).............    4,000      ---        ---
Refurbish Launch Complex 39 Secondary Circuit Breakers (KSC).    3,300      ---        ---
Restore C-5 Substation, Launch Complex 39 Area (KSC).........    5,000      ---        ---
Restore B-1 Test Complex (SSC)...............................    6,000      ---        ---


Total - Human Space Flight...................................   34,300    32,500      32,200
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                             NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION                   
                                       CONSTRUCTION OF FACILITIES
                                       FISCAL YEAR 1996 ESTIMATES
                              BUDGET PLAN BY APPROPRIATION AND PROJECT
                                       (Thousands of Dollars)


                                                                               Fiscal   Fiscal  Fiscal Year
                                                                                Year     Year   1996 Agency        
                 INSTALLATION AND PROJECT                                       1994     1995    Request           
 ---------------------------------------------------------                     ------   -------------------        

SCIENCE, AERONAUTICS, AND TECHNOLOGY


SCIENCE..............................................................          33,600   17,000   20,000
Construction of Earth Systems Science Building (GSFC)................          12,000   17,000   17,000           
Construction of Addition to Microgravity Development
  Laboratory (MSFC)..................................................           ---      ---      3,000           
Construction of EOSDIS Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC)
  (LaRC).............................................................           6,000    ---      ---
Construction of 34-Meter Multifrequency Antenna, Canberra,
  Australia (JPL)....................................................          11,600    ---      ---
Construction of 34-Meter Multifrequency Antenna, Madrid, Spain (JPL).           4,000    ---      ---


AERONAUTICS..........................................................         203,000   22,000    5,400
Modernization of the Unitary Plan Wind Tunnel Complex (ARC)..........          25,000   22,000    5,400           
National Aeronautics Facilities Upgrade Program (Various Locations)..         172,000    ---      ---
Rehabilitation of Control Systems, National Full-Scale
  Aerodynamics Complex (ARC).........................................           2,100    ---      ---
Upgrade of Outdoor Aerodynamic Research Facility (ARC)...............           3,900    ---      ---


TECHNOLOGY...........................................................          12,500    ---      ---
Rehabilitation of Rocket Engine Test Facility (LeRC).................          12,500    ---      ---


Total - Science, Aeronautics, and Technology.........................         249,100    39,000   25,400
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                               NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION                  
                                       CONSTRUCTION OF FACILITIES
                                       FISCAL YEAR 1996 ESTIMATES
                                 BUDGET PLAN BY APPROPRIATION AND PROJECT
                                       (Thousands of Dollars)


                                                                             Fiscal   Fiscal   Fiscal Year
                                                                              Year     Year    1996 Agency       
                 INSTALLATION AND PROJECT                                     1994     1995     Request          
 ---------------------------------------------------------                   ------   --------------------       

MISSION SUPPORT


Restoration of Flight Systems Research Laboratory (ARC)..............          ---      ---      6,300           
Restoration of Chilled Water Distribution System (GSFC)..............         5,000     ---      3,000           
Replace Chillers, Various Buildings (JPL)............................         2,900     ---      4,800           
Rehabilitation of Electrical Distribution System,
  White Sands Test Facility (JSC)....................................          ---      ---      1,100           
Replace Main Substation Switchgear and Circuit Breakers (JSC)........          ---      ---      4,200           
Replace 15kV Load Break Switches (KSC)...............................          ---      ---      1,800           
Rehabilitation of Central Air Equipment Building (LeRC)..............          ---      ---      9,000           
Restoration of High Pressure Air Compressor System (MSFC)............         8,500     ---      4,700           
Restoration of Information and Electronic Systems Laboratory (MSFC)..          ---      ---      6,800           
Restoration of Canal Lock (SSC)......................................          ---      ---      1,400           
Restoration of Primary Electrical Distribution System (WFF)..........          ---      ---      2,500           
Seismic Upgrade of Research, Development, and Test Building (DFRC)...          ---      8,000    ---
Restore Exterior/Interior Systems, Buildings 3, 13, and 14 (GSFC)....          ---      5,000    ---
Modernize Condenser Water Systems, Southern Sector (JPL).............          ---      4,300    ---
Rehabilitate Utility Tunnel Structure and Systems (JSC)..............          ---      4,300    ---
Modernize Payloads Hazardous Servicing Facility HVAC System (KSC)....          ---      1,500    ---
Modernize Metrology and Calibration Facility (MSFC)..................          ---      4,900    ---
Replacement of Central Plant Steam and Electrical Generation
  Equipment (GSFC)...................................................          8,600    ---      ---
Rehabilitate Electrical Distribution System, Project Management
  Building (JSC).....................................................          2,200    ---      ---
Refurbish Vehicle Assembly Building/Pad Water Storage Tanks (KSC)....          3,000    ---      ---
Rehabilitate Industrial Area Fire Alarm Reporting System (KSC).......          4,900    ---      ---
Restore Class III Landfill (KSC).....................................          1,900    ---      ---
Restoration of Electrical Power System (MSFC)........................          2,600    ---      ---
Replace Cooling Tower and Boiler (MAF)...............................          4,000    ---      ---
Restoration of Underground Communication Distribution System (SSC)...          3,000    ---      ---
Restoration of Airfield (WFF)........................................          5,200    ---      ---


Repair of Facilities at Various Locations,
  Not in excess of $1,500,000 per project............................         36,000   30,000   35,000        


Rehabilitation and Modification of Facilities at Various Locations,
  Not in excess of $1,500,000 per project............................         36,000    30,000  35,000        


Minor Construction of New Facilities and Additions to Existing
  Facilities at Various Locations, Not in excess of $1,500,000
  per project........................................................        14,000     2,000    3,800       


Facility Planning and Design.........................................        21,500    10,000   10,000       


Environmental Compliance and Restoration.............................        50,000    35,000   37,000      


Total - Mission Support..............................................       209,300   135,000  166,400
                                                                            =======   =======  =======

Total - Construction of Facilities...................................       492,700   206,500  224,000
 (Total Construction of Facilities funding included in the three appropriations)




                                             RECORDED VALUE OF CAPITAL TYPE PROPERTY 
                                                   IN-HOUSE AND CONTRACT FIELD
                                                     AS OF SEPTEMBER 30,1994
                                                      (DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS)




                                                        OTHER STRUCTURES       LEASEHOLD                                     FIXED ASSETS     
REPORTING INSTALLATION           LAND      BUILDING      AND FACILITIES       IMPROVEMENTS      TOTAL       EQUIPMENT        IN PROGRESS     GRAND TOTAL
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AMES RESEARCH CENTER            6,865      636,696          92,000               0             735,561       422,998           139,732        1,298,291
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ARC MOFFETT FIELD, CA           2,928      522,913          26,329               0             552,170       326,544           121,539        1,000,253
DRYDEN FLIGHT FACILITY 
EDWARDS, CA                         0       63,128          27,016               0              90,144        96,353            18,193          204,690
VARIOUS LOCATIONS               3,937       50,655          38,655               0              93,247           101                 0           93,348



GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER     3,341      308,365         104,405               0             452,111       667,381            48,862        1,168,354
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GSFC-GREENBELT, MD              1,578      211,021          39,122               0             251,721       336,898            39,388          628,007
TRACKING STATIONS NETWORK           0       35,155          11,719               0              46,874       100,243               966          148,083
WFF-WALLOPS ISLAND, VA          1,763       59,304          84,788               0             145,855        83,799             8,508          238,162
VARIOUS LOCATIONS                   0        2,885           4,776               0               7,661       146,441                 0          154,102



JET PROPULSION LABORATORY       1,189      200,271         114,671           1,096             317,227     3,918,821                 0        4,236,048
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JPL PASADENA, CA                1,189      200,271         114,671           1,096             317,227     3,918,821                 0        4,236,048   



JOHNSON SPACE CENTER           11,256      344,021         122,351             105             477,733       835,686            25,941        1,339,360
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JSC-HOUSTON, TX                 7,309      289,251          78,826               0             375,386       515,171            25,941          916,498
WHITE SANDS TEST LOS CRUCES, NM   377       15,482          37,482             105              53,181             0                 0           53,181
VARIOUS LOCATIONS               3,570       39,559           6,043               0              49,172       320,515                 0          369,687



KENNEDY SPACE CENTER           73,672      629,905         568,601               0           1,272,178       877,600           143,912        2,293,690
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KSC-CAPE CANAVERAL, FL         73,672      629,905         568,601               0           1,272,178        88,602           143,912        1,504,692
WESTERN TEST RANGE, LOMPAC, CA      0            0               0               0                   0         3,111                 0            3,111
VARIOUS LOCATIONS                   0            0               0               0                   0       785,887                 0          785,887



LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER           156      248,527         433,201               0             681,884       350,737            75,393        1,108,014
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LARC-HAMPTON, VA                  156      248,527         433,201               0             681,884       340,444            75,393        1,097,721
VARIOUS LOCATIONS                   0            0               0               0                   0        10,293                 0           10,293



LEWIS RESEARCH CENTER           2,621      334,673         120,284             136             457,714       267,542           106,540          831,796
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LERC-CLEVELAND, OH                316      255,489         100,811             136             356,752       173,771           106,540          637,063
PLUMBROOK, SANDUSKY, OH         2,305       79,184          19,473               0             100,962        79,693                 0          180,655
VARIOUS LOCATIONS                   0            0               0               0                   0        14,078                 0           14,078



MARSHALL SPACE FLIGHT CENTER   11,093      496,079         248,696               0             755,868       812,048            13,003        1,580,919
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MSFC-HUNTSVILLE, AL                 0      208,728         103,013               0             311,741       568,789            13,003          893,533
MICHOLD ASSEMBLY FACILITY, LA   7,162      166,438          89,524               0             263,124        73,326                 0          336,450
SLIDELL COMPUTER COMPLEX, LA       69        5,253           3,179               0               8,501         8,040                 0           16,541
VARIOUS LOCATIONS               3,862      115,660          52,980               0             172,502       161,893                 0          334,395



STENNIS SPACE CENTER           18,080      134,730         244,950               0             397,760        58,135            46,533          502,428
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STENNIS SPACE CENTER           18,080      134,730         244,950               0             397,760        57,923            46,533          502,216
VARIOUS LOCATIONS                   0            0               0               0                   0           212                 0              212



NASA HEADQUARTERS                   0            0               0             218                 218        47,085                 0           47,303
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NASA-HDQS, WASH, DC                 0            0               0             218                 218        47,085                 0           47,303
VARIOUS LOCATIONS                   0            0               0               0                   0             0


AGENCY TOTAL                  128,273    3,333,267       2,085,159           1,555           5,548,254     8,258,033           599,916       14,406,203              





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