Constellation Program Cost and Schedule Will Remain Uncertain Until a Sound Business Case Is Established

Chaplain, Cristina T.
September 2009
GAO Reports;9/25/2009, preceding p1
Government Document
The article presents a study conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office regarding the uncertainty issue cited on the Constellation program cost and schedule of the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA). GAO cites the challenges encountered by NASA on its operations, particularly its requirement, acquisition strategy, and technologies. Moreover, GAO has made a recommendation in assessing the human space flight as directed by the U.S. President.


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