HOUSTON — NASA is signaling a more restrictive use of Space Act Agreements (SAA), a development tool the agency has used since 2006 to hasten commercial cargo and crew transportation services to support post-shuttle activities aboard the International Space Station. The signals came in response to a Nov. 17 audit of NASA’s SAA by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress. A flexible feature of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, SAAs ...

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