Tuesday, April 04, 2006

NASA: they write letters

Yet another missive from NASA hits my desk.

I was expecting this one, but I did not enjoy reading it.

"...the research and analysis budget for FY06 was reduced by about 5% from what we thought to have in our program last September, and we are now planning a budget for FY07 and beyond that is 15% below previously-planned levels"

"...we have decided to respond to these reductions in an across-the-board way..."

Short version: money you thought you were getting? Not so much.

Now, I don't want to sound ungrateful or anything, but when you're in the middle of a project for which people have been hired, with actual salary committments and contracts, having your budget cut in mid-year makes life interestingly hard...

Interesting times, eh?


Blogger Adam Solomon said...

"Interesting" indeed...what do you think of Tom DeLay's leaving?

3:03 PM  
Blogger Steinn said...

It will weaken NASA's position within Congress since he was senior, had clout, and represented JSC.
But, an argument could be made that JSC was over-represented there. I don't think any NASA center in Texas is in danger for the next couple of years either way.

Be interesting to see if his successor is a space cadet or not.

3:16 PM  

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