BROOK PARK - The budget for NASA Glenn Research Center as proposed by President Barack Obama is to increase by $100 million in the next fiscal year, said Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio.

He called it a “big win” for Glenn, but added “all bets are off” should the House follow through with Republican-led promises to cut spending.

As recently as Feb. 8, U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-10, supported a measure to keep aeronautics research as part of Glenn’s job. A Senate bill pertaining to the Federal Aviation Authority would have given that research to FAA or to private entities.

NASA’s largest union opposed the measure, too.

Brown, of Avon, took credit for helping to remove that language.

Neither NASA or its centers such as Glenn are releasing details of the effects of Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2012, which begins in October.

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