H.R.966 - Ban Nuclear Power in Earth Orbit Act101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Brown, George E., Jr. [D-CA-36] (Introduced 02/09/1989)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs; Science, Space and Technology; Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||04/03/1989 Executive Comment Requested from DOE. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.966 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/09/1989)
Ban Nuclear Power in Earth Orbit Act - Expresses the sense of the Congress encouraging the President to call on the Soviet Union to abandon the use of nuclear power sources in Earth orbit and to join the United States in negotiation to establish a permanent ban on such use.
Directs the President to certify to the Congress at least 90 days after this Act's enactment whether the Soviet Union has indicated an official policy to abandon the use of nuclear power sources in Earth orbit. Prohibits the launch into Earth orbit of any U.S. owned or funded spacecraft if the President certifies the Soviet Union's policy to abandon the use in question. Terminates the prohibition if the Soviet Union places a nuclear power source into Earth orbit after indicating its official policy not to do so.
Declares that this Act does not prohibit the use of nuclear power sources for a Moon base or for deep space scientific and exploration missions.