Budgeting for the most complex rover to date proves equally tricky
By Gregory Mone
Posted 02.29.2008 at 12:20 pm 2 Comments
The Mars Science Laboratory, that souped-up rover thats due to launch for the Red Planet next year, turns out to have a larger price tag than expected. The project has already gone $165 million over its $1.8 billion price tag, and now NASA says it may take an additional $30 million to get things right.
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