If NASA is to return astronauts to the Moon by 2024, prepare for expeditions to Mars and seek evidence of alien life in the Solar System and beyond, it must tackle a number of all-too-familiar management challenges, the agency’s Inspector General (IG) says in a new report. NASA must improve its ability to determine long-term costs, set realistic schedules, define system requirements, sharpen mission planning, form and firm up global partnerships and successfully leverage the ...

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