NASA Administrator Dan Goldin speaks at a recent meeting.
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NASA Feels Strain of Budget Cuts
News story originally written on July 28, 1999
The United States House of Representatives will cut NASA's budget. The program will lose $1.3 billion next year. Here are some quotes from NASA Administrator Dan Goldin about the cut.
"The NASA team just launched Chandra, the world's most powerful space telescope. Today, we will have to turn it back on Washington to see what remains of the NASA budget."
"The NASA employees get up every day to achieve what most
think is impossible. They have risen to the challenge of smaller
budgets. And this is the reward the NASA team gets?"
Goldin says even the new Deep Impact mission is in trouble.
"This cut destroys the technology base built by NASA," Goldin
said. "Perhaps most sadly, we will lose the opportunity to inspire a future generation of children. I won't feel better until every nickel is restored."
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