NASA is trying to convince congress that they need $3.5 billion in 2009 for the return to the Moon. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) says the budget is full of red flags. The GAO is concerned that the Ares I and Orion have software, mass, and load requirements problems that make cost estimates difficult.
1. space beyond the atmosphere of the earth.
prag·ma·tism (prgm-tzm) n. A way of approaching situations or solving problems that emphasizes practical applications and consequences.