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Private Space Taxis on Track for 2017 Launch, NASA Says

A mockup of Boeing's CST-100. Credit: The Boeing Co

A mockup of Boeing’s CST-100.
Credit: The Boeing Co

The United States should be able to launch its astronauts to space using homegrown commercial spacecraft by 2017, NASA officials say.

The four private companies NASA is counting on to develop manned spaceships — Boeing, Blue Origin, Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) and SpaceX — are notching the many milestones set by the space agency’s commercial crew program (CCP), officials said….cont


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