Companies competing for NASA transportation contact

September 14, 2014 3:00 AM

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Companies competing for NASA transportation contact

SpaceX, Boeing, and Sierra Nevada Co. are the contenders for a NASA contract to carry astronauts to and from the ISS.

As reported by Bloomberg News, NASA has issued a contract for private companies to ferry astronauts between Earth and the International Space Station by 2017, ending the agency’s dependence on Russian Soyuz craft for transportation. Competing for the $3 billion contract are SpaceX, Boeing, and Sierr...

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