This is a bit of a surprise. In the popular media, the more flamboyant SpaceX and their manned Dragon V2 capsule have been getting the attention, while behind the scenes Boeing's CST-100 was widely picked as the favorite. It looks like NASA wants to be everyone's friend, because they picked both. Read more...
The United States took its first major step to returning to manned space flight as NASA awarded up to $6.8 billion to aerospace giant Boeing and California-based SpaceX to launch astronauts into space.
America is one step closer to leaping back into manned space launches. Two American companies have won government contracts to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station. Craig Boswell reports.
Boeing and SpaceX are both winners in the race to take US astronauts into space. Boeings CST-100 and SpaceX's Dragon V2 will soon make test flights to the ISS to prove their mettle.
Let the space race begin. NASA announced on Tuesday that it has awarded two multibillion dollar contracts to Boeing and Space Exploration Technologies, better known as SpaceX, to develop spacecraft to shuttle astronauts to and from the International Space Station. Show More Summary
NASA handed out two contracts worth $6.8 billion today and with them announced the imminent return of human spaceflight from the US. Boeing and SpaceX "have each presented to us designs that will allow us to fly crews to the International Space Station in just a few years," says...
In the latest step toward commercial human space flight, Boeing and SpaceX have been chosen to carry the next NASA astronauts into space, the agency announced today. NASA awarded $4.2 billion to Boeing and $2.6 billion to SpaceX to send...Show More Summary
Same work. More pay?
We're sending astronauts into space from American soil again starting in 2017.
The dawn of manned commercial spaceflight received a major boost as NASA announced in a news conference today that Boeing and SpaceX have been chosen to ferry US astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). The US$6.8 billion...Show More Summary
By 2017, the two American companies are expected to take over a job that NASA has relied upon Russia to perform: shuttling astronauts to the International Space Station.
On Tuesday afternoon, NASA administrator Charlie Bolden announced that SpaceX and Boeing would be testing a manned spacecraft by the end of the year, a vehicle capable of delivering humans to the International Space Station or any other point within low-earth orbit. Show More Summary
In 2007, when talk began of using Global Hawks for Earth science, CPL was among the first sensors considered; its size is perfect for the instrument compartment. Worries about the untested Global Hawk led to a second nearly identical instrument being built for use on the unmanned aircraft. Show More Summary
NASA's Global Hawk 872 aircraft flew over Hurricane Cristobal on August 28 and 29 and gathered data on the storm as it was becoming extra-tropical. read more
NASA has announced a deal with SpaceX and Boeing to build space taxis to shuttle astronauts to the International Space Station. This deal will end NASA’s reliance on expensive Russian crew transport by 2017. The cost was a whopping $71 million per seat. However, the rising tensions in Ukraine may have also been a factor in the push for U.S. contracts. Read More
NASA awarded contracts today to Boeing and SpaceX to bring manned spaceflights back to the United States. NASA administrator Charles Bolden said: “This is the fulfillment of the commitment President Obama made to return human space flight launches to U.S. soil and end our reliance on the Russians.” Several companies have been competing to land […]
NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.
The move will end U.S. reliance on Russia to transport astronauts to the ISS. NASA announced Tuesday that it has selected Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station. In total, these contracts are worth $6.8 billion: $4.2 billion for Boeing and $2.6 billion for SpaceX. Read Full Story