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Space Station: Impact of the Grounding of the Shuttle Fleet
GAO-03-1107: Published: Sep 12, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 2003.
In 1998, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its international partners--Canada, Europe, Japan, and Russia--began on-orbit assembly of the International Space Station, envisioned as a permanently orbiting laboratory for conducting scientific research under nearly weightless conditions. Since its inception, the program has experienced numerous problems, resulting in signifi...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
GAO-03-114: Published: Jan 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2003.
In its 2001 performance and accountability report on NASA, GAO identified important management, oversight, and workforce issues facing the agency. The information GAO presents in this report is intended to help sustain congressional attention and an agency focus on continuing to make progress in addressing these challenges--and others that have arisen since 2001--and ultimately overcoming them. Th...
Space Station: Actions Under Way to Manage Cost, but Significant Challenges Remain
GAO-02-735: Published: Jul 17, 2002. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2002.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) revealed that the cost to complete assembly of the international space station has risen from $25 billion to $30 billion. Much of that cost growth is due to inadequate definition of requirements, changes in program content, schedule delays, and poor program oversight. Weaknesses in the program's cost-estimating process call into question the...
NASA: International Space Station and Shuttle Support Cost Limits
GAO-01-1000R: Published: Aug 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 2001.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 set cost limits on the international space station and space shuttle programs. Under the act, NASA may not obligate more than $25 billion for space station development or more than $17.7 billion for shuttle launches in connection with space station assembly. The act also stipulates that for the purpose...
Space Station: Prime Contract Changes
NSIAD-00-103R: Published: May 11, 2000. Publicly Released: May 31, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) space station program's prime contract changes during fiscal years 1998 and 1999, focusing on: (1) the number of changes made to the original contract, how many added capability or revised initial designs, and the total estimated cost of the changes; (2) the number of changes...
Month In Review, August 1999: Reports, Testimony, Correspondence, and Other Publications
OPA-99-11: Published: Sep 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1999.
This is the Month In Review of reports, testimony, correspondence, and other publications for the Month of July 1999. Highlights include: (1) Managing for Results--opportunities for continued improvements in agencies' performance plans, page 14; (2) Information Security Risk Assessment--practices of leading organizations, page 2; (3) Space Station--Russian commitment and cost control problems, pag...
Space Station: Cost to Operate After Assembly is Uncertain
NSIAD-99-177: Published: Aug 6, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) estimate for the cost to operate the International Space Station after assembly is completed, focusing on: (1) whether any space station-related costs are not included in NASA's estimate; (2) the level of uncertainty in the cost estimate for operations, especially with regard to the potenti...
Space Station: Status of Efforts to Determine Commercial Potential
NSIAD-99-153R: Published: Jun 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether space-station-related commercial activities could generate revenue capable of reducing the station's annual cost of operations, which the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) estimates will average $1.3 billion, or $13 billion over a 10-year mission life after the space station is fully assembled in 2004.GAO n...
Month In Review, April 1999: Reports, Testimony, Correspondence, and Other Publications
OPA-99-7: Published: May 1, 1999. Publicly Released: May 1, 1999.
This is the Month in Review of reports, testimony, correspondence, and other publications for the Month of April, 1999. Highlights include: (1) Fresh Produce--potential consequences of country-of-origin labeling, page 2; (2) Drug Control--INS and Customs can do more to prevent drug-related employee corruption, page 34; (3) Assisted Living--quality-of-care and consumer protection issues in four sta...
Space Station: U.S. Life-Cycle Funding Requirements
T-NSIAD-98-212: Published: Jun 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1998.
GAO discussed U.S. funding requirements for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) International Space Station program, focusing on the station's development, assembly, and operation costs. GAO also: (1) compared the current cost estimate with the estimate in its June 1995 report; and (2) provided information on potential cost increases, current program reserves, the prime cont...