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budget cuts could be coming to NASA's research center in Cleveland
NASA Glenn could lose up to $60 million
Story by BRIAN BULL


 
NASA Glenn's funding has faced threats in the past.
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As time ticks away for Congress to reach an agreement on the omnibus spending bill, supporters of Ohio’s NASA facility in Cleveland hope to keep millions of dollars from being cut from its budget.

For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN’s Brian Bull reports.

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NASA Glenn in Cleveland could lose up to $60 million – or nearly 10 percent of its operating budget – if the current Senate bill is approved. The plan is to divert $150 million from several different NASA programs around the country toward a robotic program called “Restore L Pathfinder” being carried out by NASA Goddard in Maryland.

John Logsdown is professor emeritus at George Washington University’s Space Policy Institute.

“The idea of being able to go up and refuel or repair a satellite that still has perfectly good lifetime left but is running out of fuel is a very attractive option. Something that is attractive to both the civilian and national security space activities.”

No more money
Logsdown says one challenge for the NASA budget battle is that it’s a “zero-sum game," meaning there’s no more money to be added to the space agency’s budget. 

Ohio Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown say they’re working to prevent those cuts to NASA Glenn.

Brown acknowledges it will be tricky, as the Senate Appropriations Committee is led by Democrat Barbara Mikulski of Maryland and Republican Richard Shelby of Alabama.

“It’s always an uphill battle on Appropriations, when two of the major appropriators -- one in each party -- has a major space facility in their state. But we’ve been able to help rescue it in the past and we will work together bi-partisanly in Ohio to do it here.”

Congress needs to finalize a spending bill by Friday to prevent a government shutdown. A NASA Glenn spokesperson declined to comment.

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