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  • Second SpaceX crew flight ordered by NASA

    Derek RichardsonJuly 30th, 2016

    NASA ordered from SpaceX a second post-certification mission to deliver astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). This was the fourth and final order the agency has guaranteed through the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract – NASA ordered the other two from Boeing.

  • First crewed Starliner flight delayed to 2018

    Derek RichardsonMay 13th, 2016

    It appears at this time that Boeing's CST-100 Starliner will not be able to carry out its first crewed flight until February 2018 at the earliest. This is according to Geekwire. Previously, the aerospace company was targeting a mid-2017 launch date for this important test flight.

  • Sierra Nevada encouraging spaceport development with new program

    Joe LatrellSeptember 12th, 2015

    Sierra Nevada Corporation has created a new initiative to help the development of landing sites for its Dream Chaser spacecraft. The program is called the Dream Chaser Preferred Landing Site Program. It offers assistance to spaceports and airports that may become designated landing locations for the Dream Chaser.

  • GAO denies Sierra Nevada’s Commercial Crew protest on Dream Chaser exclusion

    Jason RhianJanuary 5th, 2015

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO ) denied a protest filed by Sierra Nevada Corporation on Jan. 5, after the Louisville, Colorado-based firm’s Dream Chaser spacecraft was not selected to move forward under the Commercial Crew transportation Capability phase of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The protest was filed after the Sept. 16, 2014 announcement that NASA […]

  • Boeing’s CST-100 completes two NASA Commercial Crew milestones

    James TuttenDecember 4th, 2014

    NASA has announced that The Boeing Company has successfully completed the first milestone needed for the aerospace company’s work to fulfill their agreement on NASA’s Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract. This is the first major step in the final phase of NASA’s Commercial Crew Development program that will eventually lead to Boeing’s Crew Space […]

  • Why Dream Chaser didn’t win the bid for commercial crew

    Jason RhianOctober 14th, 2014

    Aviation Week obtained an internal document from NASA, citing that the Associate Administrator for NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations (HEO) Mission Directorate, William Gerstenmaier. The document stated Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser lifting body was not selected to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) for various reasons which included having “significantly more technical work” […]

  • OPINION: Sierra Nevada Corporation’s protest is justified

    Collin SkocikOctober 5th, 2014

    On Sept. 16, NASA announced the winners of the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract. The winners—Boeing and SpaceX— should not have surprised anyone. But were they the best choices? In the aftermath of the decision, Sierra Nevada Corporation is laying off ninety employees, but plans to continue its work on the Dream Chaser spacecraft […]

  • Report: NASA Commercial Crew companies get extension

    Jason RhianJuly 3rd, 2014

    An article posted on Space News by veteran aerospace journalist Irene Klotz details how NASA has opted to extend its agreements with two companies competing to produce spacecraft tasked with flying astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS). Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC ) and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) have been given an […]