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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...
Costs of Government Funded Trips for Invitees To Attend Space Shuttle Launches at Kennedy Space Center, Florida
NSIAD-84-77: Published: Apr 3, 1984. Publicly Released: May 3, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO investigated the Government's practice of inviting and transporting guests at Government expense to witness space shuttle launches at the John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida.The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) usually invites several thousand guests, who customarily obtain and pay for their own transportation, to view each of the s...
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...
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...
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...
Analysis of Cost Estimates for the Space Shuttle and Two Alternate Programs
B-173677: Published: Jun 1, 1973. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1973.
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