NASA selects firms to begin development of crew transportation concepts

  • 05-Feb-2010 04:16 EST

NASA has awarded $50 million through funded agreements to further the commercial sector's capability to support transport of crew to and from low Earth orbit. Through an open competition for funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, NASA has awarded Space Act Agreements to Blue Origin of Kent, WA; the Boeing Co. of Houston, TX; Paragon Space Development Corp. of Tucson, AZ; Sierra Nevada Corp. of Louisville, CO; and United Launch Alliance of Centennial, CO. The agreements are for the development of crew concepts and technology demonstrations and investigations for future commercial support of human spaceflight.

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