I share some thoughts on the two rocket drama stories from last week: a brutal OIG report on Boeing’s work on SLS stages, and the Air Force selected three new launch vehicles to receive development funding.
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- NASA’s Management of the Space Launch System Stages Contract - NASA Office of Inspector General
- There’s a new report on SLS rocket management, and it’s pretty brutal | Ars Technica
- Air Force awards three Launch Service Agreements > U.S. Air Force
- U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > Contract View
- Air Force funding three new rockets to compete with SpaceX but only intends to buy launch services from two providers - SpaceNews.com
- NGIS highlights advantages of their Air Force contract win with OmegA - NASASpaceFlight.com
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