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NASA says COVID-19 caused $3bn of delays to space missions

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Delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic have cost NASA almost $3bn since last March, a report says.COVID-caused facility closures, mandatory remote working and disruptions to the materials supply chain have caused an enormous headache for NASA, according to the space agency’s office of inspector general (OIG) audit report.
It follows a previous report into NASA’s Artemis Programme which warned NASA’s plans to land the first woman and the next man on the moon by 2024 are “unlikely” to be achieved.

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