GAO denies Sierra Nevada protest, OKs NASA crew contracts

January 7, 2015 11:57 PM

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GAO denies Sierra Nevada protest, OKs NASA crew contracts

In September of last year, NASA announced the $6.8 billion Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract -- a contract to build the spacecraft necessary to shuttle astronauts to and from the International Space Station -- would be split between Boeing and SpaceX.

The Sierra Nevada Corporation, which continues to work on a variety of other missions for NASA, quickly filed a complaint alleging there were "serious questions and inconsistencies" about the manner in which the contract was written and awarded.

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