CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — The agency’s inspector general office issued its findings Thursday.  

In the report, auditors note Boeing and SpaceX are several years late in transporting crews to the International Space Station. 

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The report says the private capsules likely won’t be certified before next summer and urges NASA to set a realistic timetable to avoid compromising safety.    

The auditors say NASA overpaid Boeing to keep the company moving forward. The report shows, on average, a seat on Boeing’s Starliner capsule will cost $90 million, almost double the price of a SpaceX seat.    

In case of further delays, NASA is seeking to buy extra seats on Russian rockets.