Stimulus can help NASA reach goal, op ed, Houston Chronicle
"... opportunities may exist if these decisions are placed in a broader context and seen as a complement to addressing the financial crisis the nation is now facing. One of the first orders of business for Congress and our new president will be to take up a new stimulus plan in the next session that could rival the cost of the recent $700 billion financial bailout. The Obama space policy provides a blueprint for leveraging increased NASA funding to meet the new administration's broader economic, innovation and environmental goals. Key areas for stimulus investments might be: ..."
"NASA: "For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, in carrying out return to flight activities associated with the space shuttle and activities from which funds were transferred to accommodate return to flight activities, $400,000,000, with such sums as determined by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as available for transfer to 'Science', 'Aeronautics', 'Exploration', and 'Space Operations' for restoration of funds previously reallocated to meet return to flight activities."