GAO Denies Sierra Nevada's NASA Spacecraft Contract Protest

January 5, 2015 10:17 PM

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The Government Accountability Office has denied a legal challenge that was filed by the Sierra Nevada Corporation over a NASA contract award to SpaceX and Boeing for crewed commercial flights.

Sierra Nevada was one of three finalists for the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract, which was ultimately awarded to Boeing and SpaceX. Sierra Nevada’s bid was for its Dream Chaser – an airplane-like spacecraft that’s capable of landing on a runway – to deliver astronauts to...

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