2730441 comment Comment: Preflight testing was scaled back (Score 3, Insightful) 73 by The Media Mechanic on Thursday January 03, 2008 @05:52PM (#21902246) Attached to: Stern Measures Keep NASA's Kepler Mission on Track "Among other measures, the duration of the four-year mission was cut by six months and preflight testing was scaled back." Way to go guys ! You saved $42 million but increased the chance of the entire $500 million project failing due to not enough preflight tests! Good choice there ! Nice one !