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Shuttle Rocket Motor Program: NASA should delay awarding some construction contracts. Report to the Chair, Subcommittee on Government Activities and Transportation, Committee on Government Operations, House of RepresentativesEven though the executive branch has proposed terminating the Advanced Solid Rocket Motor (ASRM) program, NASA is proceeding with all construction activity planned for FY 1992 to avoid schedule slippage if the program is reinstated by Congress. However, NASA could delay some construction activities for at least a few months without affecting the current launch data schedule. For example, NASA could delay Yellow Creek's motor storage and dock projects, Stennis' dock project, and Kennedy's rotation processing and surge facility and dock projects. Starting all construction activities as originally planned could result in unnecessarily incurring additional costs and termination liability if the funding for FY 1993 is not provided. If Congress decides to continue the program, construction could still be completed in time to avoid schedule slippage.
Document ID
19920016879
Document Type
Other
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1992
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Report/Patent Number
B-248285
GAO/NSIAD-92-201
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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