NASA directs Boeing, SpaceX to begin work on space taxis
NASA directs Boeing, SpaceX to begin work on space taxis

NASA has ordered the US multi-national Boeing Company and the California-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX) to restart work to develop space taxis to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS) using their CST-100 and Crew Dragon spacecraft respectively.

NASA picks Boeing, SpaceX to carry astronauts in space taxis
NASA picks Boeing, SpaceX to carry astronauts in space taxis

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: NASA on Wednesday announced that Boeing and SpaceX have been awarded multi-billion dollar contract from the US space agency to carry astronauts in space taxis.

Boeing may get NASA contract for space taxis: WSJ
Boeing may get NASA contract for space taxis: WSJ

The US multinational Boeing Co is poised to beat two other rivals in the race to get a multi-billion dollar NASA contract to carry astronauts in space taxis, Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported.

NASA puts out call for commercial space taxis

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

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

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

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?

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.