The President's FY 2000 budget provides resources for several ongoing and new activities in support of NASA's missions. Highlights include:

For its other missions, the NASA budget includes; $254 million for Advanced Space Transportation Technology to initiate development of the first in a new series of reusable launch vehicle demonstrations, known as Future-X; $620 million for Aeronautics Research and Technology programs, including $90 million for Aviation Safety R&D; and $1.2 billion in funds after 2000 to support new launch vehicles to lower NASA's launch costs. Finally, the FY 2000 budget includes a $493 million, five-year technology investment to leverage recent successes in Space Science, such as the Mars Pathfinder, and to enable robotic scientific outposts throughout the solar system.

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