President George W. Bush submitted an amendment to his fiscal year 2003 budget request to accelerate implementation of a new Integrated Space Transportation Plan (ISTP) for NASA. Driven by the agency's new vision and mission, the Administration released details of a new, coordinated shift in three of the agency's important space flight programs. Read the NASA Press Release.
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives requesting consideration of the FY 2003 budget amendments for the Department of Justice and NASA.
Budget of the United States Government FY 2003 budget amendments and supplementals.
Full text of Budget Amendments for the Department of Justice and NASA in PDF format.Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This proposal reflects the President's decision to restructure NASA's Space Launch Initiative and ensure that the International Space Station can achieve the agreed upon U.S."core complete" configuration and better address scientific research priorities. For the five-year plan (FY 2003-2007), the proposal, in aggregate, transfers $1.2 billion to the Human Space Flight account and allocates these funds by:
This amendment would not affect the FY2003 budgetary resources proposed in the FY 2003 Budget.Heading: Science, Aeronautics and Technology
This proposal reflects the President's decision to restructure and improve NASA's Space Launch Initiative (SLI) and ensure that the International Space Station can achieve the agreed upon U.S. "core complete" comfiguration and better address research priorities. NASA has developed a new Integrated Space Transportation Plan that provides a systematic approach to its space transportation needs. The plan will: extend the Space Shuttle's operational life through at least the middle of the next decade; aggressively pursue a crew transfer vehicle called the Orbital Space Plane; and develop the technologies that will enable future launch systems, especially reusable launch vehicles. Some of these activities would be conducted under a revamped and more effectively focused SLI program.
For FY 2003, the proposal would:
The above changes for FY 2003 will result in significant modifications to the outyear budget, but remain within NASA's annual budget totals. Compared with NASA's five-year plan (FY 2003-2007) contained in the FY 2003 Budget, the proposal would:
This proposal would not affect the FY 2003 budgetary resources proposed in the FY 2003 Budget.