House Approves $28.8 Billion Two-Year Spending Plan for NASA

The U.S. House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a $28.8 billion, two-year spending plan that limits further U.S. costs for the International Space Station (ISS) and seeks to reform the much-maligned station partnership with Russia. Lawmakers passed the bill 399 to 17, providing a blueprint for congressional spending on space in the next two fiscal years. The bill offers $14.2 billion in 2001 and $14.6 billion in 2002 and increases funding for space science and aeronautics.