NASA says funding decision for test stand was faulty
Published: January 10,2014
HANCOCK COUNTY — Officials at NASA have admitted that they didn’t follow their own rules and agreements when the agency spent $352 million to refurbish a test stand in Mississippi when cheaper ones were available in Huntsville, Ala. and in California.
AL.com reported that although NASA officials say they didn’t follow their own rules, they made the right decision. NASA didn’t follow an agreement with the Department of Defense to share rocket facilities when possible to save tax money, according to a report issued by NASA Inspector General Paul Martin.
The agency is spending the money to upgrade the B-2 test stand at the John C. Stennis Center and Martin said that will be more expensive than the two existing options.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- WILLOUGHBY: Bernie Reed cites hard work as key to success of Reed’s Metals
- Analyst: KiOR Columbus plant may end up sold as scrap
- Gulf oil rig explosion kills one worker, injures three
- (UPDATE) Gov. Bryant: $1.2 billion aluminum plant is a very exciting proposition for the state of Mississippi
- Federal appeals court: State's abortion law is unconstitutional
- Ex-MDEQ leader Fisher joins Butler Snow
- Six out of eight universities could have higher tuitions in 2015
- Former MDEQ Executive Director Trudy Fisher joins Butler Snow
- Humana and Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation partnering
- Can Metrocenter rise from the ashes? Again