NASA Faces Mobile Launcher-2 Cost, Schedule Challenges

Artist's concept of crawler-transporter 2, with the mobile launcher 2 and Space Launch System Block 1B on top.
Credit: NASA/David Zeiters
NASA’s efforts to develop a second mobile launcher (ML-2) have been plagued by significant issues with the contractor’s performance and the agency’s oversight, leading to a major cost increase and schedule delay, an audit by NASA’s inspector general has found. The ML-2 is tailored to carry an...
Mark Carreau

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting.

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