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Space and Aeronautics Research
  • Reusable Launch Vehicle Technology Program that will lay the ground rules for launch vehicles more efficient and cheaper than the shuttle. This launch vehicle program will be conducted in partnership with industry.

  • The New Millennium Program will develop new spacecraft that will radically reduce costs and provide an affordable way to explore the universe and the earth's environment.

  • An Aeronautics initiative with the US aircraft industry aimed at developing Advanced Subsonic, transonic and supersonic technology.

  • The international space station, key to the future of human exploration of space, has been completely redesigned to lower costs. Other large programs including Cassini, EOS, AXAF have achieved major savings through design improvements.

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Briefing on President's FY96 R&D Budget

Funding of Research and Development by Agency

High Performance Computing and Communications

Focused, Cost-Shared Multi-Agency Civilian Technology Partnerships For Key Sectors

Focused, Cost-Shared Industry-Led Partnerships for Advanced Technology Development

Space and Aeronautics Research

World Leadership in Fundamental Science

Funding of Research and Development Highlights

National Science & Technology Council Research Goals

Technology for Education and Training

Enhanced Naitonal Security

Strengthened Investment in Health & Food Research

Promoting International Stability

Protecting the Environment