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cst-100

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Boeing said to win NASA space taxi contract

According to the Wall Street Journal, the aerospace giant is likely to beat out SpaceX for the contract, said to be worth more than $3 billion.

By September 15, 2014

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NASA taps SpaceX, Boeing to carry astronauts to space

In the return of human space flight for the US, NASA awards both private aerospace companies a combined total of $6.8 billion.

By September 16, 2014

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SpaceX unveils Dragon V2, its first manned spacecraft

One of the new spacecraft's advantages is its ability to be reused after a soft landing and its propellants are reloaded, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says.

By May 29, 2014

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Company test pilots on call for first commercial flights to orbit

Three companies vying for NASA contracts to help develop commercial manned spacecraft say they're on track, budgets permitting, for initial test flights with company pilots in 2015-16.

By January 9, 2013

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Boeing leases old shuttle hangar for commercial spacecraft

Boeing aims to build its CST-100 commercial manned spacecraft there, a first-of-its-kind deal that's contingent on additional NASA contracts.

By October 31, 2011

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NASA awards manned-spacecraft contracts

Despite budget pressure, NASA says the winners of three contracts totaling $900 million are on track to develop commercial manned spacecraft to ferry astronauts to and from the space station.

By August 3, 2012

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Rocket system could lower cost of access to space, Allen says

Microsoft co-founder is teaming with legendary aircraft designer Burt Rutan on a new rocket that will be launched at 30,000 feet by a gargantuan carrier plane. Paul Allen has an eye on making access to space more cost-effective.

By December 13, 2011

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Boeing selects Atlas 5 rockets for manned test flights

Boeing will use United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rockets for initial test flights of a proposed commercial manned capsule designed to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station in the post-shuttle era.

By August 4, 2011

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Boeing, Space Adventures tout tourism initiative

Wealthy space tourists and non-NASA researchers may one day fly to the International Space Station aboard Boeing's planned CST-100 capsule, being developed as a commercial venture.

By September 15, 2010

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Boeing plans to start space tourism flights by 2015

Boeing and Space Adventures will offer low orbit flights in spacecraft that should be operational by 2015. Download "The Blue Danube" now.

By September 15, 2010