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Space Exploration: Cost, Schedule, and Performance of NASA's Mars Observer Mission
NSIAD-88-137FS: Published: May 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the cost, schedule, performance, and status of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Mars Observer mission.GAO found that NASA: (1) started the mission in 1985, with an estimated total project cost of $292.5 million; (2) increased its estimate to $513.8 million in October 1987, citing costs relating to fut...
Space Science: Status of the Hubble Space Telescope Program
NSIAD-88-118BR: Published: May 2, 1988. Publicly Released: May 9, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Program, focusing on: (1) the program's current cost, schedule, and performance status; (2) the Space Telescope Science Institute's role in the program; and (3) NASA orbital maintenance plans for the telescope.GAO found that: (1) technical...
The Times and Space: An Interview With Michael Collins
137888: Jan 1, 1988
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 4, Winter 1988, presents a round-table discussion of the status and future of the nation's manned space program, focusing on: (1) the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) development of a strategic plan for the civilian space program; (2) whether NASA should send unmanned probes into deep space, return to the moon, or go to Mar...
Weather Satellites: Economies Available by Converging Government Meteorological Satellites
NSIAD-87-107: Published: Apr 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1987.
GAO reviewed the United States' two separate, but similar, polar-orbiting meteorological satellite systems to determine if the two systems could be combined to eliminate duplicative practices and overlapping functions, and continue to provide necessary services to the systems' users.GAO found that: (1) national policy supports the convergence of polar meteorological satellite systems; (2) converge...
Space Shuttle: Issues Associated With the Vandenberg Launch Site
NSIAD-87-32BR: Published: Oct 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the space shuttle program's Vandenberg launch site (VLS) in California, specifically: (1) the Air Force's cost estimates for various VLS operating levels and VLS technical issues identified in a congressional report; (2) plans for manned spaceflight from VLS; (3) the President's rationale for replacing the space shuttle Challenger...
NASA's Requirement for a Single Solid Rocket Refurbishment and Assembly Facility at Kennedy Space Center
NSIAD-84-124: Published: Jun 5, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1984.
GAO evaluated the extent to which the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) examined alternatives to constructing a rocket booster refurbishment and assembly facility for the space shuttle at the Kennedy Space Center.Both NASA and the Department of Defense require additional capacity to refurbish 24 solid rocket booster flight sets a year by fiscal year 1988. GAO suggested previousl...