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Space Station: Program Instability and Cost Growth Continue Pending Redesign
NSIAD-93-187: Published: May 18, 1993. Publicly Released: May 18, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) updated information on the total cost of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) space station program; (2) updated its analysis concerning the share of NASA future years' budgets that the space station and related activities would require under the current design; and (3) reported on the current and prospective status of financial r...
NASA Program Costs: Space Missions Require Substantially More Funding Than Initially Estimated
NSIAD-93-97: Published: Dec 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) historical experience at estimating space program costs.GAO found that: (1) 25 of the 29 programs reviewed required more funding than initially estimated; (2) the median estimate change for all programs was a 77-percent increase in space program costs; (3) general reasons giv...
Space Station: Status of Financial Reserves
NSIAD-92-279: Published: Jul 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) financial reserves to offset unanticipated contingencies associated with the high-risk Space Station Freedom program.GAO found that: (1) NASA has $2.1 billion in reserves remaining from its revised 1992 budget of $16.6 billion for the program; (2) NASA reduced its reserves by...
National Aero-Space Plane: Key Issues Facing the Program
T-NSIAD-92-26: Published: Mar 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1992.
GAO discussed the National Aero-Space Plane (NASP) Program, focusing on the program's flight testing plans, costs, schedule changes, and progress in developing key technologies. GAO noted that NASP: (1) is a joint Department of Defense/National Aeronautics and Space Administration technology development and demonstration program to build and test the X-30 manned experimental flight vehicle; (2) is...
Space Station: NASA's Search for Design, Cost, and Schedule Stability Continues
NSIAD-91-125: Published: Mar 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Space Station Program, focusing on the: (1) annual design, estimated cost, and schedule changes since 1985; (2) annual budget requests and resulting funding for fiscal year (FY) 1985 through FY 1991; and (3) NASA 1989 program review's impact on the space station's cost and capabilities.GAO...
Space Program: Space Debris a Potential Threat to Space Station and Shuttle
IMTEC-90-18: Published: Apr 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) response to the space debris issue, focusing on: (1) its plans and cost estimates for protecting the planned space station from debris; (2) NASA and Department of Defense (DOD) debris tracking capabilities; and (3) the effect of orbital debris on space shuttle operations.GAO found that: (1)...
NASA Project Status Reports: Congressional Requirements Can Be Met, but Reliability Must Be Ensured
NSIAD-90-40: Published: Jan 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) ability to produce status reports that provide sufficient and reliable cost, schedule, and performance information on major NASA projects.GAO found that NASA and its four principal oversight congressional committees jointly established and agreed to new criteria for NASA project status repo...
GAO's Views on SDIO's Phase I Cost Estimate
T-NSIAD-89-18: Published: Mar 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1989.
GAO discussed the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) revised cost estimate for phase I of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). GAO found that SDIO revised its estimate of $145.7 billion to $69.1 billion in October 1988 because it: (1) significantly reduced the quantities of sensors and weapons needed for SDI phase I; (2) reduced by 51 percent the number of space-based intercepto...
Space Exploration: Cost, Schedule, and Performance of NASA's Galileo Mission to Jupiter
NSIAD-88-138FS: Published: May 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the cost, schedule, performance and status of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Galileo mission to Jupiter.GAO found that: (1) although NASA initially estimated the total costs for the project at $410.1 million, it increased its estimate to $1,362.5 million due to shuttle launch delays, changes to the upper stages of the...
Space Exploration: NASA's Deep Space Missions Are Experiencing Long Delays
NSIAD-88-128BR: Published: May 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Galileo mission to Jupiter, Ulysses mission to the sun, Magellan mission to Venus, and Mars Observer mission to determine the: (1) cost, schedule, expected performance, and status of the missions; and (2) causes and impacts of schedule delays and cost increases.GAO found that: (1) project c...