Facebook Twitter

BIG BONUSES FOR WORK ON HUBBLE?

SHARE BIG BONUSES FOR WORK ON HUBBLE?

The government overpaid as much as $1 million in bonuses to two Hubble Space Telescope contractors for their cost control efforts on the device, which has been a major headache for NASA, a magazine reported Saturday.

Congressional Quarterly reported in its July 7 edition that the overpayments occurred at the same time costs for the expensive telescope were rising dramatically. The original cost estimate for the Hubble was $678 million, but its final price tag was more than $1.5 billion.The magazine said information about the bonus was contained in a July 1989 audit report by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's office of inspector general.