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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