SPACE POWER: Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (D-Calif.) and Bud Cramer (D-Ala.) are trying to score an extra $20 million for NASA research into solar power satellite technology. A letter to House appropriators that they are circulating for additional signatures calls for "an aggressive technology maturation and environmental research effort, starting with $25 million in FY '99," and notes that work is needed in photo-voltaic arrays, wireless power, autonomous self-assembly, in-space propulsion, ...
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