TITLE

NASA: Agency Has Taken Steps Toward Making Sound Investment Decisions for Ares I but Still Faces Challenging Knowledge Gaps

PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
GAO Reports;11/30/2007, preceding pi
SOURCE TYPE
Government Document
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the effort of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to ensure the success of the Ares I Crew Launch Vehicle in realizing the plans of the U.S. The nation is aiming to return humans to the moon and prepare for eventual human space flight to Mars. NASA relied on the established technology and adopting an acquisition strategy that emphasizes attaining knowledge on cost, schedule, and technical and development feasibility.
ACCESSION #
27825338

 

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