H.R.2687: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2013

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Sponsor Steven Palazzo, R-Miss.
Total Cosponsors 6 (All Republicans)
Introduced July 15, 2013
Latest Major Action July 18, 2013
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Bill Summary

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2013 - Authorizes appropriations for FY2014-FY2015 for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Authorizes programs, activities and reports respecting NASA, including those with regard to human exploration, the Space Launch System, the Orion multipurpose crew vehicle, the International Space Station (ISS), radioisotope thermoelectric generators, extrasolar planet research and exploration, the James Webb Space Telescope, the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope, near-Earth objects, space weather, the Deep Space Climate Observatory, land imaging remote sensing data, aeronautics research, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, project and program reserves, and orbital debris mitigation.

Establishes a space technology program.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 18, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 22 - 17.
July 18, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 15, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
July 10, 2013 Consideration and Mark-up Session Held by the Subcommittee on Space Prior to Introduction.