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Space Transportation: The Content and Uses of Shuttle Cost Estimates
NSIAD-93-115: Published: Jan 28, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) estimates of the space shuttle's average cost per flight and marginal cost per flight, focusing on: (1) the costs NASA included or excluded from each estimate; and (2) how NASA should allocate these costs to payload missions that are transported to space in the shuttle.GAO found that: (1) t...
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 Programs: NASA's Independent Cost Estimating Capability Needs Improvement
NSIAD-93-73: Published: Nov 5, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) implemented an advisory committee's recommendation to strengthen its independent cost estimating capability.GAO found that: (1) NASA actions to implement an independent cost estimating function did not meet the intent of the committee's recommendation; (2) NASA reported results of f...
IMTEC-92-84R: Published: Sep 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's acquisition of the Granite Sentry system, one of five subsystems comprising the Air Force's Cheyenne Mountain Upgrade Program. GAO noted that: (1) the Granite Sentry program will replace display screens on the North American Aerospace Defense Command's (NORAD) Tactical Warning and Attack Assessment System; (2) the Air Force expects...
NSIAD-92-228R: Published: May 14, 1992. Publicly Released: May 14, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the National Security Agency's (NSA) proposed lease of commercial space adjacent to its headquarters. GAO noted that: (1) NSA had developed a plan for a reduction in personnel and space requirements for operations; (2) NSA adequately identified and evaluated alternatives for managing its space reductions; (3) it had no basis to question the acc...
NASA Space Suits
NSIAD-92-197R: Published: Apr 15, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1992.
GAO provided information on the results of its survey on alternatives to the the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) decision to stop development of a new, high-pressure space suit. GAO noted that in light of astronaut safety and productivity issues, NASA will need to reevaluate its decision not to support the development of a new space suit if estimates of Space Station Freedom...
The SP-100 Nuclear Reactor Program: Should It Be Continued?
T-NSIAD-92-15: Published: Mar 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1992.
GAO discussed the SP-100 Space Nuclear Reactor Program, established to develop technology for space reactor power systems for the Department of Defense (DOD) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). GAO noted that: (1) since its inception in fiscal year (FY) 1983 the Department of Energy (DOE), NASA, and DOD have jointly invested over $420 million in the SP-100 Program; (2) ph...
Questions Remain on the Costs, Uses, and Risks of the Redesigned Space Station
T-NSIAD-91-26: Published: May 1, 1991. Publicly Released: May 1, 1991.
GAO discussed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) redesigned space station program's costs, financial reserves, affordability, scientific benefits, and technical challenges. GAO noted that: (1) in response to congressional direction, NASA redesigned the space station, and planned to build and test a smaller station largely on the ground and then place it into orbit in segmen...
Space Data: NASA's Future Data Volumes Create Formidable Challenges
IMTEC-91-24: Published: Apr 8, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) future storage needs and its initiatives for using information technologies.GAO found that: (1) the volume of data NASA will archive will rise over 5,600 percent from 1990 to 2000; (2) NASA planned to design and construct the Earth Observing System Data Information System (EO...
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...