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      Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    IntroducedJuly 17th, 2013

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2013

Official Title

A bill to authorize the programs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for fiscal years 2014 through 2016 and for other purposes.


National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2013 - Authorizes appropriations for FY2014-FY2016 for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Authorizes programs, activities, and reports respecting NASA, including those with regard to the human space flight exploration, the International Space Station (ISS), commercial crew and cargo capabilities, earth science, space science, planetary science, space weather, the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA aeronautics research, space technology, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, astronaut occupational healthcare, helium capture and recovery, and NASA's space communications network. Directs the Administrator of NASA to establish a NASA-wide knowledge management system, and implement industry-standard best practices for capturing, archiving, and retrieving heritage and future information.

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