NASA’s second mobile launcher is too heavy, years late, and pushing $1 billion

NASA’s second mobile launcher is too heavy, years late, and pushing $1 billion

Enlarge / A comparison of the initial variant of the Space Launch System rocket (left), with the upgraded variant, as well as the original and new mobile launch towers. NASA OIG Three years ago, NASA awarded a cost-plus contract to the engineering firm Bechtel for the design and construction of a large, mobile launch tower. The …

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