Human-exploration managers at NASA are working out the 5% and 10% budget cuts ordered by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on its programs, including the heavy-lift Space Launch System (SLS), even as an outside consultant is telling them their SLS cost estimates were off base before the potential fiscal 2013 cuts were ordered. An executive summary of the report by Booz Allen Hamilton released Aug. 23 contains no NASA cost estimates, and stresses that its evaluators ...


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