Research and development (41 - 49 of 49 items)
Space Industrialization Act of 1980
112559: Jun 11, 1980
Proposed legislation to establish the Space Industrializaton Corporation also addresses the important issues of reasearch and development and the approporiate role for the Federal Government in fostering and enhancing technological transfer and innovation while maintaining the integrity of the Nation's free enterprise system. Space industrialization embraces three broad areas: information, or info...
U.S. Must Spend More To Maintain Lead in Space Technology
FGMSD-80-32: Published: Jan 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1980.
An assessment was made of the near term potential of manufacturing in space. Space manufacturing would take advantage of the environment of space to produce materials or products which are either superior to those produced on Earth or are believed to be impossible to produce on Earth.Space manufacturing, with permanent manufacturing facilities in orbit, is not a near term concept. Rather, it is a...
The Near-Term Potential of Manufacturing in Space
113814: Jan 1, 1980
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 15, Issue 4, Fall 1980. Aerospace feats have brought economic benefits both directly and indirectly. While direct benefits are significant, the majority of economic gains have been realized through indirect benefits such as solid-state technology. In judging the future potential of space programs, this is an important point for consideration. Programs...
NASA Report May Overstate the Economic Benefits of Research and Development Spending
PAD-78-18: Published: Oct 18, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1977.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) contracted with Chase Econometrics Associates, Inc., to evaluate how research and development (R&D) spending affects the U.S. economy.The Chase report "The Economic Impact of NASA R&D Spending" concluded that this spending produced many benefits between 1960 and 1974, although it did not try to evaluate how effectively NASA carried out its p...
Space Shuttle Facility Program: More Definitive Cost Information Needed
PSAD-77-17: Published: May 9, 1977. Publicly Released: May 9, 1977.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is acquiring shuttle facilities to support the Space Transportation System. A review of the shuttle facility program focused on the current cost, schedule, and performance status. In late 1971, NASA established a $300 million target to acquire the facilities needed. Through fiscal year 1977, Congress appropriated $259 million in construction...
Status and Issues Pertaining to the Proposed Development of the Space Telescope Project
PSAD-77-98: Published: May 4, 1977. Publicly Released: May 4, 1977.
The Space Telescope Project will develop a complex space observatory with the objectives of serving the scientific community and extending knowledge of the universe. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) estimates for Project costs have increased because of inflation factors and inclusion of changes in scope and administrative costs.NASA has not prepared a lifecycle cost estimate fo...
Space Transportation System
093967: Jun 1, 1974
No summary is currently available...
Improvements Needed in NASA's Estimating and Reporting of Program Costs
093832: May 30, 1973
No summary is currently available...
Study of United States Government Wind Tunnels
B-114825: Published: Apr 09, 1954. Publicly Released: Apr 09, 1954.
The balance between the supply of existing and anticipated wind tunnel testing time and the demand for that time is a fundamental consideration in the determination of (1) whether proposed construction is justified and (2) whether the operation of individual facilities should be expanded or curtailed.In examining supply versus demand it must be borne in mind that any new facility which represents...