Boeing and SpaceX have won multi-billion dollar contracts to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station.
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Big news in the world of space operations yesterday as Boeing and SpaceX took contracts to fly people to the International Space Station. That leaves NASA in a brand news position, with brand new goals. Produced By Matt Johnston and Reuters. Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »
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NASA opened a new chapter on Tuesday, awarding $6.6 billion worth of contracts to two different companies that will transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station. Aerospace giant Boeing Corp. got $4.2 billion and Elon...Show More Summary
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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
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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