NASA’s plan to human-rate commercial crew vehicles in parallel with their private development using federal seed money may not produce safety levels acceptable for U.S. and U.S.-partner astronauts, members of a key House panel worried Friday. In testimony before the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, Associate Administrator William Gerstenmaier outlined plans to start certificating commercial vehicles next February under a “hybrid” process designed to insert some of the rigor ...

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