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Today’s Deep Space Extra

30 Apr 2020, 14:06 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO), the audit arm of Congress, issues a worrisome annual report on NASA initiatives. NASA’s Mars helicopter gets a new name, Ingenuity. The Pentagon’s Space Acquisition Council looks to protect aerospace contractors from the financial woes of the coronavirus pandemic.
Human Space ExplorationGAO warns of worsening costs and schedule delays at NASACoalition Member in the News – MaxarSpacepolicyonline.com (4/29): Major NASA initiatives, those with a life cycle expense of $250 million or more and missions ranging from human space exploration to Earth observation, are experiencing rising costs, up from 27.6 percent last year to 31 percent, according to an annual audit by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) that was released Wednesday. The challenge could increase going forward as new initiatives linked to Artemis, NASA’s efforts to accelerate a human return to the surface ...

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