Musk’s SpaceX vies with Boeing to build NASA taxi to Mars

September 12, 2014 9:02 PM

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Elon Musk's SpaceX and Boeing are contending for more than $3 billion in funding to resume US manned spaceflight with the first commercial venture to fly humans into orbit.

The contract to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station by 2017 in so-called space taxis would end US reliance on Russian rockets. The NASA set a deadline to announce the award this month.

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