Thursday, January 31, 2008

COTS on the Move Again

The Government Accountably office has denied Rocketplane Kistler attempt to retain money that had been conditianlly rewarded to them earlier to compete alongside SpaceX in delivering crew and cargo to the International Space Station. This allows for selection of one of four finalists for the remainder of the money: Spacehab, Andrews Space, Orbital Sciences, and PlanetSpace. The Space Prize act and COTS are both aimed at getting private space companies more involved in spaceflight.

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