S.2977 - Aeronautics Innovation Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA] (Introduced 05/24/2018)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/24/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2977 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/24/2018)
Aeronautics Innovation Act
This bill reauthorizes through FY2023 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate.
The bill expresses the sense of Congress that developing high-risk, precompetitive aerospace technologies for which there is not yet a profit rationale is a fundamental NASA role and states that it is U.S. policy to maintain world leadership in military and civilian aeronautical science and technology, global air power projection, and industrial leadership.
- ensure continuing support for the Aeronautics Strategic Implementation Plan to support the future needs of aviation communities,
- establish a national policy for aeronautics research to maintain U.S. superiority in air capabilities and aviation industrial leadership,
- establish a low-boom supersonic aircraft program to demonstrate supersonic aircraft designs and technologies to reduce sonic boom noise levels,
- establish a new series of experimental planes (X-planes) to demonstrate aircraft vehicle and propulsion concepts and technologies,
- continue support of unmanned aircraft (drone) system development, and
- establish the 21st Century Aeronautics Capabilities Initiative to ensure that it possesses the infrastructure capabilities and tools necessary to conduct flight demonstration projects across the range of NASA aeronautics interests.