Senate draft omnibus funding bill includes $18.9B for NASA

The NASA part of a Senate draft omnibus appropriations bill seems to roughly follow the NASA authorization bill: /– Senate releases draft omnibus bill language for NASA – Flame Trench/Florida Today /– $18.9 Billion Included for NASA in US Senates Draft Omnibus – SpaceNews.com /– Summary FY2011 Omnibus CJS Appropriations – Senate Appropriations Committee /– FY 2011 Omnibus Appropriations Act Full Text – Senate Appropriations Committee – NASA starts at page 184

Here’s the entry about funding for commercial cargo and crew, HLV, and Orion:

> Provided, That not less than $300,000,000 shall be for commercial cargo development, not less than $250,000,000 shall be for commercial crew, not less than $1,800,000,000 shall be for the heavy lift launch vehicle system, and not less than $1,200,000,000 shall be for the multipurpose crew vehicle: Provided further, That the initial lift capability for the heavy lift launch vehicle system shall be not less than 130 tons and that the upper stage and other core elements shall be developed simultaneously.

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