Faket Spaceship Parts and Supplies Are a Problem for NASA

The acting administrator of NASA told Congress that counterfeit parts ending up on spaceships are part of the reason why costs has spiraled out of control. ¬†Christopher Scolese stated that NASA has been dealing with the issue of counterfeit parts “for years” and that the problem has been growing over the years.

He highlighted one incident where a counterfeit part was found on the Kepler spacecraft, an unmanned probe that is to explore the Milky Way Galaxy.


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  1. Source: Stewart M. Powell, “NASA official says counterfeit parts a growing problem,” Houston Chronicle, March 5, 2009.

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