Informed Sources: Apr. 18, 1994

Grounding "Orbiting Pork"

Washington -- NASA's planned $17 billion space station, dubbed the "Orbiting Pork Barrel" by opponents, barely got past the House last year. This year it may not even lift off the pad of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee. Influential Chairman GEORGE BROWN, worried about the project's effect on other items in the nasa budget, has told the President to glean some money from elsewhere for the station -- perhaps from foreign aid or environmental programs -- or else Brown's pivotal vote for the project will stay grounded too.

Beware of Stereotypes

Washington -- During a breakfast...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!