Sierra Nevada protests NASA commercial crew decision

September 27, 2014 8:23 AM

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After being left out of NASA contracts to carry astronauts to the International Space Station, Sierra Nevada Corp. said Friday it has filed a protest asking the U.S. Government Accountability Office to review the space agency's $6.8 billion award to Boeing and SpaceX.

Artist's concept of Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser spacecraft. Credit: Sierra Nevada Corp. The company cited "serious questions and inconsistencies in the source selection process" as the reason for filing the legal challenge to the GAO, which must decide on the protest by Jan. 5, 2015.

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