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SpaceX, Boeing land NASA contracts for manned spaceflight
SpaceX, Boeing land NASA contracts for manned spaceflight

Boeing and California-based SpaceX have landed NASA contracts worth a total of $6.8 billion to launch astronauts into space, the agency announced Tuesday. The contracts are aimed at continuing the final development of spacecraft that will take astronauts to the International Space Station. Under the contracts, the companies will have a goal of performing a test flight to the space station with a NASA astronaut in 2017. SpaceX, which will use the Dragon V2 capsule it unveiled in May, is getting a contract worth $2.6 billion, and Boeing, which will use the CST-100 capsule it is developing, is getting a contract worth $4.2 billion, NASA said. The contract amounts were based on the...

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