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Printed for the use of the Committee on Science and Astronautics
COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND ASTRONAUTICS
OVERTON BROOKS, Louisiana, Chairman JOHN W. McCORMACK, Massachusetts JOSEPH W. MARTIN, JR., Massachusetts GEORGE P. MILLER, California
JAMES G. FULTON, Pennsylvania OLIN E. TEAGUE, Texas
GORDON L. MCDONOUGH, California VICTOR L, ANFUSO, New York
J. EDGAR CHENOWETH, Colorado B. F. SISK, California
FRANK C, OSMERS, JR., New Jersey ERWIN MITCHELL, Georgia
WILLIAM K. VAN PELT, Wisconsin JAMES M. QUIGLEY, Pennsylvania
A. D. BAUMHART, JR., Ohio DAVID M. HALL, North Carolina
PERKINS BASS, New Hampshire LEONARD G. WOLF, Iowa
R. WALTER RIEHLMAN, New York JOSEPH E, KARTH, Minnesota KEN HECHLER, West Virginia EMILIO Q. DADDARIO, Connecticut WALTER H. MOELLER, Ohio DAVID S. KING, Utah J. EDWARD ROUSH, Indiana
CHARLES F, DUCANDER, Executive Director and Chief Counsel
DR. OHARLES S. SHELDON II, Technical Director
PHILIP B. YEAGER, Special Consultant
RICHARD P. HINES, Staff Consultant
RAYMOND WILCOVE, Staff Consultant
1960 NASA AUTHORIZATION
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Washington, D.C., Monday, April 20, 1959.
The CHAIRMAN. The committee will come to order.
This morning we have the annular National Aeronautics and Space Administration authorization bill for fiscal year 1960. This bill has been partially considered by the Senate committee and it is now before us. We have a list of witnesses, and we think this will take the better part of this week in order to cover this subject carefully, and it is entitled to our very best attention.
(The bill referred to is as follows:)
[H.R. 6512, 86th Cong., 1st sess. ] A BILL To authorize appropriations to the National Aeronautics and Space Administra
tion for salaries and expenses, research and development, construction and equipment, and for other purposes
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there are hereby authorized to be appropriated to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for the fiscal year 1960 (a) such sums as may be required for “Salaries and expenses" and for "Research and development," and (b) the sum of $57,800,000 for "Construction and equipment," as follows:
(1) Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia: Alterations to thermal structures tunnnel; analytical computing equipment; conversion of gust tunnel to noise research laboratory; conversion of test cells to noise test facility; and heater and vacuum system for gas dynamics laboratory, $4,580,000.
(2) Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California : Data reduction center and mass transfer cooling and aerodynamics facility, $6,555,000.
(3) Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio: Ion and plasma jet facility; zero-power reactor; inpile loop; and approximately twenty-five acres of land, $6,860,000.
(4) High-Speed Flight Station, Edwards, California : Building additions; analog computing equipment; and terminal guidance facility, $2,805,000.
(5) Beltsville Space Center, Beltsville, Maryland : Central flight control and range operations building; space sciences laboratory; instrument construction and installation laboratory; and utility installations, $14,000,000.
(6) Pacific Missile Range, Point Arguello, California : Launching facilities, including flight vehicle assembly and check-out facility with equipment for special experiments, $3,000,000.
(7) Various locations: Global range tracking and communication facilities and equipment; facilities for Rover program; and propulsion development facilities, $20,000,000.
(c) Appropriations for "Research and development" may be used for any items of a capital nature (other than acquisition of land) which may be required for the performance of research and development contracts.
(d) When so specified in an Appropriation Act, any amount appropriated for "Research and development" and for "Construction and equipment" may remain available without fiscal year limitation.