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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s vital projects are busting budgets and schedules like never before, according to a congressional watchdog agency.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office reported Thursday that NASA’s vital projects are some-more than 27 percent over baseline costs and a normal launch check is 13 months. That’s a largest news check given a GAO began assessing NASA’s vital projects 10 years ago.
The still-in-development James Webb Space Telescope is a vital offender. The projected launch date for this modernized inheritor to a Hubble Space Telescope is now 2021, with an estimated $9.6 billion cost tag, a GAO noted. Its strange aim launch date was 2007, with initial cost estimates as low as $1 billion.
NASA’s yet-to-fly mega rocket, a Space Launch System, also faces large cost overruns since of prolongation hurdles and, likely, even some-more launch delays.
On a splendid side, a Parker Solar Probe launched final summer and looping ever closer around a object came in millions underneath bill and was also on time.
The GAO defines a vital plan as carrying during slightest $250 million in lifetime costs. Altogether, NASA skeleton to deposit $63 billion on a 24 vital projects listed in a GAO’s latest report.
The prejudiced supervision shutdown, that stretched from Dec to January, was not factored into a report.