NASA Awards Boeing And SpaceX Contracts To Deliver Astronauts To The Space Station

September 16, 2014

By Alex Knapp: NASA offi­cially announced today that both Boe­ing and SpaceX have been awarded Com­mer­cial Crew Trans­porta­tion Capa­bil­ity con­tracts. These con­tracts are for the devel­op­ment of space­craft that will be able to take astro­nauts to the Inter­na­tional Space Sta­tion, with a tar­get start date of 2017. The third com­pany in the run­ning for a con­tract, Sierra Nevada Cor­po­ra­tion, did not receive an award.

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