Costs, delays mount for Boeing's NASA launch system, audit finds
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 NASA's flagship space launch system being built by Boeing is taking years longer than expected with cost overruns of nearly $2 billion, an audit found on Wednesday, raising questions about meeting a goal of returning humans to the moon by 2024.The General Accounting Office (GAO) identified $1.8 billion in cost overruns, including nearly $1 billion that NASA obscured in previous reports on its Space Launch System (SLS), the rocket and capsule that will eventually take humans back to
According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, NASA's chief said that the explosion that destroyed a SpaceX astronaut taxi will 'no doubt' cause delays in the space agency's push to return Americans to the International Space Station. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine reportedly refrained from...
Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit on Wednesday (July 10) released a rocket from the wing of a modified Boeing 747 jetliner in mid-air in a key test of its high-altitude launch system for satellites, the..