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NASA's Commercial Crew Program Making Progress

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posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 05:28 PM
On The Future of American Human Spaceflight
Astronauts are set to be transported into orbit on a new range of 'space taxis' after Nasa granted three companies a $1.1 billion contract to build them
These companies are

The three companies are Sierra Nevada, Space X and Boeing, who will receive $212.5 million, $440 million, and $460 million respectively under the agreements.

Sierra Nevada is developing a winged space plane called Dream Chaser, which is designed to launch vertically but land horizontally on conventional runways
The dream Chaser looks like the best replacement


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