NASA will spend almost $30 million with the three companies it is backing to develop commercial crew spacecraft to begin safety-rating their vehicles to carry humans. Boeing, Sierra Nevada Corp. and SpaceX each will get 16-month contracts to begin producing the data that NASA will need to human-rate the companies’ spacecraft, launch vehicles, ground systems and mission operations. Boeing will receive $9,993,000 for work on its CST-100 capsule; Sierra Nevada will get $10 million for its ...


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