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NASA puts out call for commercial space taxis

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 09:10

Despite budget uncertainties, NASA on Tuesday issued a solicitation for a commercially operated space taxi to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station, an attempt to break Russia`s monopoly on crew transport by 2017.

NASA calls for new taxis to fly to Space Station

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 08, 2012, 08:31

NASA is looking for at least two US firms to design and build space taxis to ferry astronauts to and from the ISS.

NASA unveils new plan to buy rides for astronauts

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 10:10

NASA plans to spend $1.6 billion over the next two years bolstering industry efforts to develop space taxis.

NASA awards funds to develop commercial space taxis

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 10:56

The program is aimed at developing a US commercial alternative to fly astronauts to and from ISS.

Space taxis: Bold new era or death of manned exploration?

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 09, 2010, 09:42

The massive cement expanses that dot the flat Florida landscape have been launching pads for history: the first US astronauts blasted into orbit, the Apollo missions to the moon and nearly 30 years of space shuttle flights.