CAPE CANAVERAL-NASA has issued a stop work order on its Lucy asteroid explorer mission after a protest of the launch contract award was filed with the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the agency said Feb. 13. NASA declined further comment, citing the pending GAO review. SpaceX on Feb. 11 filed its protest over NASA’s $148.3 million award to United Launch Alliance (ULA) to launch the Lucy mission. “SpaceX offered a solution with extraordinarily high confidence of mission ...


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