Tuesday, September 12, 2006

SpaceX press release on NASA contract award

SpaceX, about whom I wrote here finally sent out a press release,
"SpaceX was one of two winners of the NASA Commercial Orbital Transportation Services competition. The SpaceX portion of the award is $278 million for three flight demonstrations of Falcon 9 carrying our Dragon spaceship, which are scheduled to occur in late 2008 and 2009. The final flight will culminate in the transfer of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) and return of cargo safely to Earth."
I really, really hope they make it.

The entire press release can be found here. Unfortunately there's no direct link to the story (dynamic page) but check out the images of their launch and transport vehicles. Very cool.

1 comment:

ihath said...

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