Friday, June 27, 2008
Wallops Flight Facility May Gain $14-Million in Senate Appropriations Bill
Senate Appropriations Committee version for NASA funding in FY 09 includes $14-million for new launch pad infrastructure improvements at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility. The chances are exclelent for approval on the Senate fllor before referral to the House.
The federal proposal comes on the heels of the Virginia General Assembly approval last April of $16-million in bonds for space launch infrastructure improvements along with the decision by Orbital Sciences Corporation to utilize the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport as the Taurus-2 launch site to orbit and resupply the International Space Station.