October 24, 1990 |
The team of General Dynamics' San Diego-based Space Systems division and Pittsburgh-based Westinghouse Electric appear to have won a $200-million contract to build more than 500 massive, high-tech magnets for the Superconducting Super Collider particle accelerator that the U.S. Dept. of Energy is building in Texas, the companies said Tuesday. The partnership beat out a half dozen competitors for the right to negotiate a contract for the project.
July 7, 1990 |
The state bought its first 10-acre parcel of land for construction of the superconducting super collider, the mammoth $8-billion federal and state atom smasher project. More than 16,000 acres still have to be acquired from Ellis County landowners around Waxahachie, just south of Dallas, for the world's largest scientific instrument.
June 20, 1990 |
The House Tuesday approved the first of this year's 13 spending bills, a $20.9-billion package of energy and water development projects that includes the massive superconducting super collider. The 1991 bill, approved 355 to 59, includes $318 million to build the giant particle accelerator at Waxahachie, Tex. But Rep. Howard Wolpe (D-Mich.) objected that funds absorbed by the super collider "will ultimately starve other energy research projects."
June 1, 1990 |
U.S. officials Thursday asked that Japan pay for part of an $8-billion particle accelerator that scientists hope to use to probe the structure of atoms and formation of the universe. "The size and the expense of building this project is such that no one country can do it alone," Deputy Secretary of Energy Henson Moore said. "And we believe that for it to be a scientific success, it must be an international project."
March 16, 1990 |
The Department of Energy formally accepted the design of the superconducting super collider, clearing the way for Texas to buy 1,700 acres of land outside Dallas as the site of the atom smasher. Deputy Energy Secretary W.
November 21, 1989 |
The superconducting super collider will meet original specifications within its $5.9-billion budget, Deputy Energy Secretary W. Henson Moore told members of Congress. He said there is no plan to move the project from Waxahachie, Tex. A Washington Post article had quoted unnamed U.S. officials and private scientists as saying that design modifications could reopen the location issue.
September 30, 1989 |
President Bush on Friday signed a 1990 spending bill that will launch the $5-billion super collider research project, an experimental atom smasher to be built in Texas. The $225-million down payment on the super collider was included in a compromise measure Congress approved to provide $18.6 billion for next year's federal energy and water programs.
September 13, 1989
The House approved a compromise $18.6-billion spending bill that includes money to break ground on a $5-billion superconducting super collider physics research center in Texas. The energy and water projects appropriations bill for fiscal 1990 also includes $636 million for environmental clean-ups at the nation's nuclear weapons plants. The compromise between earlier House and Senate versions of the bill was approved by the House 392 to 27.
September 8, 1989
Federal financing of a mammoth superconducting supercollider cleared the last major hurdle, paving the way for the start of construction on the proposed experimental atom smasher, possibly as early as October. With virtually no debate, a House-Senate conference committee voted to go along with a Senate proposal to appropriate $225 million for the first installment of the project, rather than the $200 million that the House had approved.