NASA-backer Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) expects Congress to soon pass fresh fiscal 2011 appropriations, but she worries that spending hawks in the House will try to upset the “balance” between human spaceflight and space science in NASA’s allocations. The issue is whether to fund the compromise Congress and President Barack Obama authorized last year in the 2010 NASA Authorization Act or cut funding below the extended 2010 levels that are financing the government through April 8. “If we ...


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