Are Costs Rising on NASA’s Orion Program?

The Rocketsandsuch blog has an intriguing post indicating that in addition to grappling with vibration problems on the Ares booster, NASA may be facing soaring costs on its new Orion spacecraft.

“The contractors are today explaining to the minions that the facilities, tools, and original software code they ‘suggested’ would be used in their proposal is inadequate for the job that the minions now say they want accomplished. Woefully inadequate, in fact,” the blog reports. “Caught between a rock and a hard place, the minions have caved and have asked for the ‘new price tag’ to get the machine they thought they had already paid for.”