NASA Wraps Up X-57 Program without a Flight

sábado, 1 de julio de 2023

The X-57 project has also eaten up a lot more of NASA's federal budget than was originally intended. It was initially expected to cost $40 million to get the Mod IV in flight by May 2018. By the end of 2022, NASA said the program had incurred costs of more than $87 million, and the agency had budgeted for a total cost of $99 million through the end of FY 2023. According to NASA, the X-57 program would require at least another $64 million to complete the Mod IV by 2027, and the agency determined that "the small percentage of the industry that would benefit did not justify the additional cost and delay," 

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