NASA managers are sharpening their pencils to come up with a plan for spending the $1 billion in new Fiscal 2009 money the agency will get under the compromise economic stimulus package Obama is expected to sign this week. While lower than the $1.3 billion in the Senate-passed version, officials believe they can generate roughly 7,000 “new or preserved” jobs with the aeronautics, Earth science and cross-agency spending contained in the bill. NASA’s part of the compromise measure sets aside ...

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