This bill reauthorizes the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) through FY2019.
The bill authorizes NASA programs, activities, and reports, including those regarding the International Space Station (ISS); launch, crew, and cargo vehicle critical path redundancy; space suits; earth observation; land remote sensing data collection; Landsat systems; the Goddard Institute for Space Studies; in-space nuclear fission power; civil supersonic transportation research; unmanned aircraft systems research; commercially provided space products and services; commercial in-space infrastructure; and NASA-funded institutes.
The bill extends NASA's authority to lease nonexcess properties through 2020.
The National Space Council shall publish a report that relates the strategic national importance of space to the inherent risk of exploring and using it.
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