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Boeing Wins NASA Funds to Certify Space Taxi Safety

Boeing Wins NASA Funds to Certify Space Taxi Safety - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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Boeing Wins NASA Funds to Certify Space Taxi Safety - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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Boeing is among the recipients of $30 million in NASA funding to certify the safety of commercial spacecraft for travel to the International Space Station, Reuters reports.

According to Irene Klotz’s report, Boeing won $9.99 million, Sierra Nevada won $10 million and Space Exploration Technologies won $9.59 million for this phase of the space taxi program.

Each contract funds from Jan. 22, 2013 to May 30, 2014, according to the report.

In August, Boeing won $460 million from NASA to continue development of its CST-100 spacecraft under the agency’s Commercial Crew Program: Commercial Crew Integrated Capability initiative.

(Click over to our sister site GovCon Wire for more on Boeing’s project).

At the same time, SpaceX won $440 million for work on its Dragon capsule to carry people and Sierra Nevada won $212.5 million to work on its Dream Chaser spacecraft.

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