NASA yesterday announced they are FINALLY back in the human space flight business, sorta. They will pay Boeing and SpaceX, beginning in 2017, as private contractors, to transport scientists and astronauts to the ISS, rather than giving the Russians $70 million plus per flight. 11 more words
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Ever since NASA retired its space shuttles back in 2011, it has relied on Russian government to transport US astronauts to space which costs about $70 million a seat.So now in an effort to reincarnate US manned spaceflight, NASA has awarded Boeing and SpaceX with contracts worth $6.8 billion to develop Space Shuttles. Read More>>
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Soon, American Astronauts will no longer be reliant on Russia to get them to the International Space Station.
Yesterday, NASA named Boeing and SpaceX as the two private companies that will build the space capsules that takes Russia out of the picture. 183 more words