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Friday, March 02, 2007

Orion Contract Turmoil

Given the history of the contract and the length (until 2019), the GAO wants NASA to reconsider its decision to give the second part of the Orion contract to Lockheed last September. GAO doesn't think NASA did enough research to award a 13 year contract.

Under Sean O'Keefe, the plan was to have a fly-off between the competitors. When Griffin took over, they redesigned to architecture closer to Apollo and decided to go ahead an award the contract.

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