Research and development (31 - 40 of 49 items)
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...
Military Space Programs: An Unclassified Overview of Defense Satellite Programs and Launch Activities
NSIAD-90-154FS: Published: Jun 29, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Department of Defense's (DOD) satellite program plans, focusing on the relationships between and cost of DOD satellites, launch vehicles, and launch facilities.GAO found that: (1) DOD satellites perform a wide variety of missions to support U.S. national security interests and pursue advances in research and technology; (2) due to launch failur...
Space Funding: NASA and DOD Activities for Fiscal Years 1981 Through 1989
NSIAD-89-102FS: Published: Mar 23, 1989. Publicly Released: May 1, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided updated information on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) and the Department of Defense's (DOD) space funding estimates.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year (FY) 1981, NASA and DOD funding levels for their space programs were about the same; (2) between FY 1981 and FY 1989, NASA increased its space funding about 100 percent...
Space Station: National Aeronautics and Space Administration's 1987 Cost Estimate
NSIAD-87-180FS: Published: Jul 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the methodology the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) used in estimating the cost of a permanent manned space station program.GAO found that: (1) in late 1986, the NASA Administrator directed the revalidation or modification of a 1984 space station cost estimate of $8 billion; (2) NASA estimated the cost of each known detailed wo...
Space Funding: NASA's Appropriations and DOD's Funding Estimates for Space Programs
NSIAD-87-81FS: Published: Feb 26, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO defined and compared the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) and the Department of Defense's (DOD) funding for space programs.GAO found that NASA: (1) receives funding for its space program through appropriations for research and development, space flight, control, and data communications, facility construction, and research and progra...
The NASA Fiscal Year 1985 Budget Requests That Support DOD Programs
NSIAD-84-120: Published: May 30, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated for fiscal year (FY) 1985 an analysis of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) budget requests to determine the amount that supports Department of Defense (DOD) programs.GAO requested NASA program offices to prepare a breakout of their FY 1985 budget requests as either DOD or civil supportive based on program requirements and appl...
NASA Designation of Their Ames Facility to Be Lead Center for Helicopter Research and Development
LCD-77-301: Published: Nov 30, 1976. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) decision to designate the Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, as the lead center for helicopter research and development was examined. The basis for the NASA decision was a report by a group headed by the Director of the NASA Lewis Research Center which recommended that a single management focus for all helicopter research a...
Implications of Joint NASA/DOD Participation in Space Shuttle Operations
NSIAD-84-13: Published: Nov 7, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 23, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided its assessment of joint National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Department of Defense (DOD) participation in space shuttle operations and Air Force activities concerned with developing and acquiring a dedicated DOD shuttle operations control facility.GAO found that, with the advent of the space shuttle, a trend has developed toward...
Analysis of NASA's Fiscal Year 1983 Budget Request for Research and Development To Determine the Amount That Supports DOD's Programs
MASAD-82-33: Published: Apr 26, 1982. Publicly Released: May 3, 1982.
GAO was asked to review the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) fiscal year 1983 budget request to identify those programs that support the Department of Defense (DOD).The allocation that NASA gave to GAO showed that less than 0.1 percent of its budget was for DOD support. Based on the NASA information and the results of the review, GAO prepared an allocation of the budget which...
A Look at NASA's Aircraft Energy Efficiency Program
PSAD-80-50: Published: Jul 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1980.
The Aircraft Energy Efficiency Program is a 10-year effort of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to accelerate the development of various aeronautical technologies which would make future transport aircraft up to 50 percent more fuel efficient than today's aircraft. The program was to be completed by the end of 1985. It is a collection of six distinct but interrelated project...