S. 2862 (110th): A bill to provide for National Science Foundation and National Aeronautics and Space Administration utilization of the Arecibo Observatory.

Apr 15, 2008 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Hillary Clinton
Senator from New York
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Apr 15, 2008
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H.R. 3737 (Related)
To provide for National Science Foundation and National Aeronautics and Space Administration utilization of ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 03, 2007


This bill was introduced on April 15, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 15, 2008
Referred to Committee Apr 15, 2008

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3 cosponsors (2D, 1I) (show)

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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Instructs the Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to:
(1) ensure that the Arecibo Observatory, in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, is fully funded to continue its research on Earth's ionosphere, its research in radio astronomy, and research on the solar system; and
(2) coordinate with the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to ensure that the capabilities of the Arecibo Observatory continue to be available for NASA research in characterizing and mitigating Near Earth Objects, and other research as needed.

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