Space X and Boeing Compete to Build NASA 'Space Taxi'

September 14, 2014 6:50 AM

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Ever since NASA retired the Space Shuttle three years ago, the United States has had to arrange for Russian rockets to deliver American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). While the current method wasn't meant to be permanent, recent political differences between the U.S. and Russia have only accelerated the long-term plane: space taxis.

The Seattle Times reports that two companies are in the running to be awarded a contract to build NASA's next generation of manned space vehicles that would not only deliver astronauts to the ISS, but make commercial flights into space as well. The contract would award the winner with $3 billion in ...

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