The Senate unanimously passed the act on Thursday, June 19, which follows unanimous passage by the House for the same named bill on July 30, 2007.
The legislation authorizes the United States Mint to issue:
300,000 silver $1 dollar coins from each of 9 designs, and
50,000 $50 one-ounce gold coins
The NASA commemoratives would be minted in "proof quality only." The proposed nine various designs for the silver coins add an extra level of intrigue to these commemoratives that is sure to peak interest.