Musk’s SpaceX Vies With Boeing as NASA’s Taxi to Station

Musk’s SpaceX Vies With Boeing as NASA’s Taxi to Station

Funding two ventures may raise development costs while also fostering competition and giving NASA an alternative if one vehicle encounters technical difficulties, said Marco Caceres, director of space studies with Teal Group, a Fairfax, Virginia-based consultant.

Congressional opposition to a similar arrangement for the crew contract has waned as the fraying U.S.-Russia relationship focuses attention on NASA's dependence on Soyuz rockets to put astronauts into orbit, Caceres said in a telephone interview.

"The Russians have done NASA a favor in terms of funding," Caceres said.

Tags Boeing, Commercial Crew Capsule, CST-100, Dragon V2, Dream Chaser, NASA, Sierra Nevada, SpaceX Media Outlet: Bloomberg Featured Analyst Marco A. Caceres

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