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By Howard E. McCurdy

In Faster, greater, more affordable: inexpensive Innovation within the U.S. area Program, Howard E. McCurdy examines NASA's contemporary efforts to save cash whereas bettering venture frequency and function. McCurdy info the 16 missions undertaken throughout the 1990s―including an orbit of the moon, deployment of 3 house telescopes, 4 Earth-orbiting satellites, rendezvous with comets and asteroids, and a try of an ion propulsion engine―which price lower than the sum normally spent on a unmarried, conventionally deliberate planetary undertaking. He indicates how those missions hired smaller spacecraft and less expensive expertise to adopt much less advanced and extra particular initiatives in outer house. whereas the technological innovation and house exploration technique that McCurdy describes remains to be debatable, the ancient standpoint on its disappointments and triumphs issues to methods of constructing "faster, greater, and less expensive" as a administration manifesto.

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