Will ATK continue Liberty?

An illustration of the cargo module capability for the ATK/EADS Astrium Liberty system announced in June. (credit: ATK)

[ Last in a series of posts about the companies that won and lost in NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) competition ]

Of the four companies that submitted CCiCap proposals deemed technically viable by NASA, [...]

Sierra Nevada doesn’t feel like they’ve won a “half” award

An engineering model of Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spaceplane during its first captive carry test flight in Colorado in May 2012. (credit: SNC)

[ Third in a series of posts about the companies that won and lost in NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) competition ]

As part of a June agreement between [...]

Boeing looks to leverage its broader capabilities and heritage

Illustration of Boeing’s proposed CST-100 commercial crew capsule.

[ Second in a series of posts about the companies that won and lost in NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) competition ]

Boeing received the largest of the three CCiCap awards, at $460 million. That award covers 19 milestones and culminates in April 2014 with [...]

SpaceX: Scoring a few goals for the home team

A mockup of the crewed version of the Dragon spacecraft on display Friday night outside the Pasadena Convention Center, which is hosting The Planetary Society’s PlanetFest and The Mars Society’s annual conference this weekend. (credit: J. Foust)

[ First in a series of posts about the companies that won and lost in NASA's Commercial [...]

Boeing, Sierra Nevada, and SpaceX win CCiCap awards

NASA announced this morning that, as reported last night, Boeing, Sierra Nevada Corporation, and SpaceX have all received funded Space Act Agreements for the Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) phase of the agency’s commercila crew efforts. Boeing and SpaceX appear to have won the two “full” awards, receiving $460 million and $440 millon respectively, while [...]

For the CCiCap losers, what’s next?

On Friday morning NASA will announce the winners of the Commercial Crew Integrated Capability, or CCiCap, awards, the next phase of the agency’s commercial crew program. Already some news is leaking out about the awardees: both the Wall Street Journal and NBCNews.com report that Boeing, Sierra Nevada, and SpaceX will receive funded awards, with apparently [...]

House hearing today about commercial suborbital spaceflight

The field of commercial suborbital spaceflight will get a rare moment in the Capitol Hill spotlight today when the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s space subcommittee will hold a hearing titled “The Emerging Commercial Suborbital Reusable Launch Vehicle Market” at 2 pm EDT; the hearing will be webcast. The hearing features representatives of three [...]