Some energy for NASA Glenn

The energy bill currently being debated by the Senate will “probably” include a provision that could support NASA’s Glenn Research Center, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Thursday. Ohio’s two senators, George Voinovich and Mike DeWine, are backing a provision that would authorize the Energy Department to spend $300 million over five years to develop more fuel-efficient jet engines in cooperation with NASA. The House version of the bill also includes a similar provision. The Ohio senators believe that much of that research would take place at Glenn Research Center, a move that comes at a time when the center is facing significant cuts: earlier this week Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) held a “strategy session” on how to retain jobs at the center.

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