Space Research in the Life Sciences: An Inventory of Related Programs, Resources, and Facilities : Report of the Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences, United States Senate
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1960 - Space biology - 269 pages
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Page 31 - National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958". DECLARATION OF POLICY AND PURPOSE SEC. 102. (a) The Congress hereby declares that it is the policy of the United States that activities in space should be devoted to peaceful purposes for the benefit of all mankind.
Page iii - ... in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Department of Defense, and other Government agencies; in the universities and other research centers; and in American industry.
Page 161 - Research Council is a private, nonprofit organization of scientists, dedicated to the furtherance of science and to its use for the general welfare. The Academy itself was established in 1863 under a Congressional charter signed by President Lincoln. Empowered to provide for all activities appropriate to academies of science, it was also required by its charter to act as an adviser to the Federal Government in scientific matters.
Page 161 - ... to the Federal Government in scientific matters. This provision accounts for the close ties that have always existed between the Academy and the Government, although the Academy is not a governmental agency. The National Research Council was established by the Academy in 1916, at the request of President Wilson, to enable scientists generally to associate their efforts with those of the limited membership of the Academy in service to the nation, to society, and to science at home and abroad....
Page 179 - Foundation is authorized and directed— (1) to develop and encourage the pursuit of a national policy for the promotion of basic research and education in the sciences...
Page 179 - As now or hereafter authorized or permitted by law, the Foundation shall be increasingly responsible for providing support by the Federal Government for general-purpose basic research through contracts and grants. The conduct and support by other Federal agencies of basic research in areas which are closely related to their missions is recognized as important and desirable, especially in response to current national needs, and shall continue.
Page 7 - SEC. 8. To facilitate the efficient use of scientific research equipment and facilities held by Federal agencies: (a) the head of each such agency engaged in scientific research shall, to the extent practicable, encourage and facilitate the sharing with other Federal agencies of major equipment and facilities...
Page 162 - I relating to studies and reports, there are authorized to be appropriated — (A) to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of...
Page 161 - In addition, several thousand scientists and engineers take part in the activities of the Research Council through membership on its various boards and committees. Receiving funds from both public and private sources, by contribution, grant, or contract, the Academy and its Research Council thus work to stimulate research and its...