Such is the rationale Doug McCuistion offered for charging us taxpayers yet another $400M to what started as a $650M mission and is now going north of $2B. Once again, the Emperor presides over another gap...delaying a return visit to Mars to 2011.
Is it any wonder they are paying the Russians $47M for a $20M ride to ISS?
The destruction of Nasa's program management skills by the Emperor's hand is now complete. Not even JPL can deliver a reliable vehicle on time within budget.
And what should be done next is not complex at all. It's very simple, really.
It's time to open a new gap...on the 9th floor on E Street.