Friday, 3 August 2012

NASA narrows commercial manned spacecraft competition

Today NASA announced that it has reduced the number of companies competing to produce the first privately built and operated manned spacecraft to three. The current competitors for the Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative are now Sierra Nevada Corporation (which will receive a development contract of US$212.5 million), Space Exploration Technologies (aka SpaceX, receiving $440 million) and the Boeing Company (getting $460 million). This is the third round of initiatives designed to promote the development of manned private spacecraft that will be available to the US government to fly crews to the International Space Station (ISS), as well as being available to private customers. .. Continue Reading NASA narrows commercial manned spacecraft competition

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