NASA plans to spread $1.1 billion in seed money among Boeing, SpaceX and Sierra Nevada Corp. to continue the development of commercial spacecraft to launch crews to the International Space Station as early as 2017. The three companies, all chosen to negotiate Space Act Agreements (SAAs) for the Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) seed-money effort, have very different approaches to transporting up to seven astronauts to and from orbit. Boeing’s relatively simple, ...

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