Prime contractors on NASA’s next-generation human space exploration vehicles are finding it unusually difficult to obtain the space-qualified electronics and other components they need to stay on schedule, a situation they say will likely get worse if there is instability in the space agency’s out-year funding for the projects. Testifying before the House Science space and aeronautics subcommittee, Lockheed Martin Vice President and Orion Program Manager Cleon Lacefield said today that ...


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