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S. 3180 (111th): A bill to prohibit the use of funds for the termination of the Constellation Program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and for other purposes.

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Mar 25, 2010.

Requires the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to comply with the provision under the heading Exploration in the Science Appropriations Act, 2010 (title III of division B of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010) relating to a prohibition on the use of funds for termination or elimination of any programs, projects, or activities of the architecture of NASA's Constellation Program.

Bars use of the provisions of the Anti-Deficiency Act as a basis for terminating or eliminating any contracts, programs, projects, or activities of the Program.

Requires the Comptroller General to submit a report on the Program to Congress. Requires such report to set forth a description and assessment of the contracts, programs, projects, and activities of the Program, if any, that are contrary to law or are experiencing waste, fraud, or abuse.

Instructs the Administrator of NASA to ensure shuttle launch capability, including by not terminating any contractor support that will limit or impair the launching of, at a minimum, the payloads manifested for the shuttle.