The latest from Don A. Nelson

  • Letter: Establishing Oversight, Accountability at NASA

    For over two decades, NASA has been unable to overcome the internal management perplexity that obstructs the development of the nation’s civil space endeavors. NASA now faces massive layoffs, dependence on the Russian government for crew access to the space station, a human lunar program in disarray, and the consistent inability to control its development and operations costs. This divisive environment will continue until internal and external project oversight functions are strengthened and a doctrine of accountability is established for NASA’s senior management.