Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Boeing and SpaceX Both Win NASA Commercial Crew Contracts!

Boeing and SpaceX were both announced as winners of NASA Commercial Crew contracts today!!  The total potential contract value is $4.2 billion for Boeing and $2.6 billion for SpaceX.  The spacecraft will launch from KSC and NASA is shooting to have the spacecrafts certified for human flight by 2017!  That is incredibly soon and I'm so excited to see US astronauts launching from US soil, and specifically KSC once again!

(image and more information on Boeing's CST-100 capsule here)

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