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NASA Docks Contractor (United Space Alliance) $45.2 Million for Columbia
USA Today ^
| Traci Watson
Posted on 01/26/2004 11:42:45 AM PST by anymouse
Edited on 04/13/2004 1:41:45 AM PDT by Jim Robinson.
NASA penalized the contractor that maintains and operates the space shuttle fleet $45.2 million for its role in the shuttle Columbia accident, according to a letter NASA released Thursday.
The United Space Alliance, a partnership of Boeing and Lockheed Martin, had to forfeit the money even though NASA said the contractor did nothing specific to cause the accident.
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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Technical; US: Florida; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: boeing; caib; columbia; goliath; lockheed; lockheedmartin; nasa; shuttle; space; sts107; usa
Another nail in USA's coffin.
posted on 01/26/2004 11:42:47 AM PST
To: *Space; KevinDavis
posted on 01/26/2004 11:43:13 AM PST
You mean that there is another evil corporation out there that over-charges the U.S. Government (taxpayers) other than Cheney's?
posted on 01/26/2004 11:44:27 AM PST
If you mean United Space Alliance, let's hope so. They remind me of a bad US Army Program Office that keeps putting out garbage and saying. "You have to buy it. You're anti-American if you don't buy it. Never mind the fact that it blows up and kills all the soldiers who use it. You have to buy American first."
posted on 01/26/2004 11:54:01 AM PST
by .cnI redruM
(Texas; more churches than any other state in the US!)
I received a job offer from USA 7 or 8 years ago... I'm glad I didn't accept it...!
Who instigated the change in adhesive requirements to a more environmentally friendly mixture which resulted in more of the foam separating during launch? I believe it was Joe Farah (WorldnetDaily.Com) who did a couple of articles regarding this matter.
Some enviro-weenie thought it would be a good idea to change the mixture of the foam which lead to more and bigger chunks falling off. The real crime is that this fact of increased risk was brought to the attention of NASA supervisors several years ago.
posted on 01/26/2004 1:22:39 PM PST
("....by their fruit you will know them.")
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