Boeing and SpaceX to design Nasa crew ships

  • Nasa has chosen two firms it believes will develop new crew capsules for its space program.

    The American space agency is giving up to $6.2bn to Boeing and SpaceX for the purpose. Boeing will get a contract that could touch $4.2bn; the SpaceX contract would be for $2.6bn, reports said.

    For the last few years Nasa was using Russian Soyuz vehicles for the International Space Station. But the crisis in Ukraine has made further cooperation with Russia unlikely.


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