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Posted: Mar 30, 2021 / 03:25 PM PDT / Updated: Mar 30, 2021 / 04:07 PM PDT
MYSTERY WIRE — Last week, Bigelow Aerospace filed a lawsuit in United States district court alleging NASA still owes the North Las Vegas based company $1.05 million for work done developing and testing an expandable space module. Bigelow Aerospace claims it fulfilled its contract with NASA but has not been paid in full for the work that was done between August 2016 and late 2020. “I built the BA 330 with my own money,” company founder Robert Bigelow said. “We signed a contract with NASA and were to be paid $1.65 million total. We did what we agreed to do. We not only monitored the spacecraft for six months as specified in the agreement, we did it for 8 months.”
Nothing but abject mismanaged and incompetence can explain why the JWST has been sitting and waiting for a launch that has been rescheduled so many times that no one is confident that it will make its October 2021 launch date.
I am not confident in management or the government bureaucracy that runs NASA.