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106 STAT. 5116 PUBLIC LAW 102-588—NOV. 4, 1992 SEC. 214. LAUNCH TECHNOLOGY STUDIES. (a) REPORT ON SINGLE STAGE ROCKET TECHNOLOGY FUGHT TEST PROGRAM. —Not later than 45 days following completion of the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's Single Stage Rocket Teclinology flight test program, the Administrator shall submit a report to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the House of Representatives providing an independent analysis of the program and the potential application of this launch technology to the civil space program. (b) NATIONAL AEROSPACE TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY PLAN.—Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the National Space Council, in consultation with the Administrator, shall submit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Science, Space, ana Technology of the House of Representatives a national aerospace transportation technology plan. The plan shall consider— (1) the needs of the Nationcd Aeronautics and Space Administration and other agencies for a hypersonic research flight vehicle, including the National Aerospace Plan; and (2) the relationship between the National Aerospace Plane and the supersonic High Speed Civil Transport, the Single Stage Rocket Technology Program, nuclear propulsion concepts, and other proposed aeronautical and space transportation technology concepts. SEC. 21S. SPACE AGENCY FORUM ON INTERNATIONAL SPACE YEAR. (a) SENSE OF CONGRESS. — It is the sense of Congress that— (1) it is in the national interest that the Space Agency Forum on International Space Year (in this section referred to as "SAFISY") maintain its facilitating role in the coordination of current and planned complementary Earth and spa(» science research findings so as to maximize scientific return; (2) the initiative for multilateral scientific cooperation among space agencies and international scientific organizations undertaken by SAFISY should continue beyond 1992, the International Space Year; and (3) the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration should pursue implementation of proposals for long-term multilateral scientific cooperation developed during the International Space Year, notably those contained in the report of the second Pacific ISY Conference. (b) REPORT TO CONGRESS. — At the earliest practicable date, but not later than September 1, 1993, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration shall submit to Congress its plan for continuing SAFISY activities, with particular reference to planned coordination of current and future complement£UT Earth and space science research findings, and other acts of multilateral scientific cooperation. SEC. 216. CRAF/CASSINI MISSION. Section 103(a)(l)(S) of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1991 (Public Law 101-611; 104 Stat. 3192), is repealed.