“Funding uncertainty” tops the list of concerns raised by the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) in its 2012 report to NASA, and so far the panel's experts do not see the agency doing much about it. “As budgets are reduced and funding uncertainty increases, it is essential that NASA increase its awareness of possible safety implications and address those immediately,” states the report, released Jan. 9, in a reference to the continuing shortfall in funding for NASA's commercial crew ...

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