Dream Chaser Spacecraft Maker Loses NASA Crew Contract Protest
Sierra Nevada Corp.’s Dream Chaser just before tow tests at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center on Aug. 2, 2013. Credit: NASA/Ken Ulbrich
Sierra Nevada’s protest concerning NASA’s commercial crew program was turned down today (Jan. 5), according to a statement from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
The company is developing a spacecraft called the Dream Chaser, which was in competition for NASA funding along with Boeing’s CST-100 and SpaceX’s Dragon to bring crews to the International Space Station. A few months ago, NASA awarded further development money to Boeing and SpaceX, prompting a protest from Sierra Nevada.
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