NASA has dished out generous helpings of seed money to four companies for work on commercial crew vehicles in the second round of its Commercial Crew Development (CCDev-2), advancing a total of $269.3 million to mature concepts for private spacecraft to carry astronauts to the International Space Station and other low-Earth-orbit destinations. Boeing was the big winner in CCDev-2, getting $92.3 million on top of the $18 million it won last year. Sierra Nevada Corp., last year’s top ...


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