Space Taxi

Type: Product
Name: Space Taxi
First reported Oct 25 2014 - Updated Oct 25 2014 - 1 reports

Space X's Dragon capsule has successfully splashed down in the Pacific Ocean after a month-long turn

around on the International Space Station, having delivered a 3-D printer to outer space. It's the fourth of 12 resupply missions contracted to SpaceX, and having this one go off without a hitch is a good stepping stone toward manned flight , for a company ... [Published Gizmodo - Oct 25 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Sierra Nevada Steps Up Legal Battle Over NASA 'Space Taxi' Competition

Sierra Nevada Corp., the losing bidder in NASA’s recent multibillion-dollar “space taxi” competition, has gone to court seeking to block winners Boeing Co. from proceeding with work until a pending contract protest is resolved. Court of Federal Claims ... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

NASA Resumes Work on Private Space Taxi Contracts

WASHINGTON - NASA announced Oct. 9 that it has lifted an order that halted work on commercial crew contracts awarded last month to Boeing and SpaceX, saying that delaying work during an ongoing contract protest could jeopardize the operation of the international ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 10 2014]
Entities: Space Taxi, NASA, Contracts
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

NASA Orders Restart to Commercial Space Taxi Work

Boeing CST-100 commercial spaceship will launch US astronaut crews from Florida to the International Space Station. Credit: BoeingDeclaring that the future survival of the International Space Station (ISS) was “jeopardized,” NASA issued a statement late ... [Published Universe Today - Oct 10 2014]
Entities: NASA, SpaceX, Boeing Company
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 reports

Protest puts brakes on 'Space Taxi' program with NMSU ties

LAS CRUCES The road back to manned American spaceflight has developed a significant speed bump.On Sept. 26, Sierra Nevada Corp., a Colorado-based space systems engineering and design company, filed a legal challenge to the September award of contracts ... [Published Las Cruces Sun-News - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 reports

MICHAEL BELFIORE: It’s Been 10 Years Since the X Prize—So Where Is My Space Taxi? I like one…

MICHAEL BELFIORE: It’s Been 10 Years Since the X Prize—So Where Is My Space Taxi? I like one of the companies named here — XCOR Aerospace — enough that I’ve made a (small) investment in it. You can read more about XCOR here. ... [Published Instapundit - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 1 reports

Sierra Nevada Corporation to Issue Legal Challenge to NASA’s Space Taxi Award to More Costly Rival

NASA’s Space TaxiSparks, Nevada – Currently, the United States is dependent on Russia for transportation to and from the space station. In part, this is due to the decommissioning of the space shuttle program. Nevertheless, US dependency became a critical ... [Published ECanadaNow - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 1 reports

NASA Asks Boeing, SpaceX To Stop Work On Next-Gen Space Taxi

BarbaraHudson writes Due to a challenge by Sierra Nevada, NASA has asked the winners for the next earth-to-orbit launch vehicles to halt work, at least temporarily. "After rewarding Boeing and SpaceX with the contracts to build the spacecrafts NASA is ... [Published Slashdot - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Protest Over Contract Award to Delay Work on NASA Space Taxi

TORONTO— Work on a pair of U.S. commercial spaceships to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station will be delayed after a losing contender protested the NASA awards, agency Administrator Charles Bolden said on Monday. The U.S. space ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 30 2014]
Entities: Space Taxi, NASA, Protest
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 3 reports

Elon Musk Just Got $2.6 Billion To Build His Amazing ‘Space Taxi’ — Here’s How It Works

By | Business Insider  –This week, NASA announced that Elon Musk’s  SpaceX will receive a $2.6 billion contract to develop the manned iteration of its Dragon capsule, the first version of which is already being used to resupply the International Space ... [Published Yahoo! Malaysia - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 4 reports

NASA Picks Boeing and SpaceX to Build Its Space Taxi

Let the space race begin. NASA announced on Tuesday that it has awarded two multibillion dollar contracts to Boeing and Space Exploration Technologies, better known as SpaceX, to develop spacecraft to shuttle astronauts to and from the International ... [Published Wired Epicenter - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 3 reports

Boeing Takes Lead to Build Space Taxi

Boeing appears positioned to beat out two smaller rivals for the bulk of a multibillion-dollar NASA contract to ferry astronauts to and from orbit, according to government and aerospace-industry officials. Photo: Zuma Press ... [Published WSJ.com Video - News - Sep 16 2014]

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...Space Odyssey  took place looked very different in reality, and Musk realized that the Space Race had been, as he told Aeon's Ross Anderson , " a transient Cold War phenomenon, a technological pissing match fuelled by unsustainable public spending."
"It's certainly a hell of a lot better than paying the Russians $70 million (per U S astronaut) to go to the space station," she added. "I do believe it will be good for our country to grow this industry. These are good jobs that can take a young engineer all the way through their careers. These companies will always be making these vehicles better, faster, safer."
...Due to a challenge by Sierra Nevada, NASA has asked the winners for the next earth-to-orbit launch vehicles to halt work atat least temporarily. "After rewarding Boeing and SpaceX with the contracts to build the spacecrafts NASA is now asking the companies to stop their work on the project. The move comes after aerospace company Sierra Nevada filed a protest of the decision after losing out on the bid. Sierra Nevada was competing against Boeing and SpaceX for a share of the $6.8 billion CCP contracts. The contracts will cover all phases of development as well as testing and operational flights. Each contract will cover a minimum of two flights and a maximum of four, with each agency required to have one test flight with a NASA representative on board.... According to NASA's Public Affairs Office, this legal protest stops all work currently being done under these contracts. However, officials have not commented on whether-or-not the companies can continue working if they are using private funds."
For its part, the company claimed that its proposed space taxi operation was the second-lowest priced submission of the three and that it "also achieved mission suitability scores comparable to the other two proposals" according to the paper

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Space X's Dragon capsule has successfully splas... [Published Gizmodo - Oct 25 2014]
Sierra Nevada Steps Up Legal Battle Over NASA '... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Oct 16 2014]
Here's The Wacky Space Aspiration That Led Elon... [Published Business Insider - Oct 14 2014]
NASA Resumes Work on Private Space Taxi Contracts [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 10 2014]
NASA Orders Restart to Commercial Space Taxi Work [Published Universe Today - Oct 10 2014]
NEIBA 2014: A Show of Enthusiasm from Children'... [Published PublishersWeekly.com - Oct 08 2014]
Protest puts brakes on 'Space Taxi' program wit... [Published Las Cruces Sun-News - Oct 07 2014]
MICHAEL BELFIORE: It’s Been 10 Years Since the ... [Published Instapundit - Oct 07 2014]
Sierra Nevada Corporation to Issue Legal Challe... [Published ECanadaNow - Oct 06 2014]
NASA Asks Boeing, SpaceX To Stop Work On Next-G... [Published Slashdot - Oct 06 2014]
Protest Over Contract Award to Delay Work on NA... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 30 2014]
Runner-Up In NASA's Space Taxi Contest Will Fig... [Published Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, ... - Sep 29 2014]
Sierra Nevada Chafes at NASA Space Taxi Selecti... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 28 2014]
Sierra Nevada Chafes at NASA Space Taxi Selections [Published PC Magazine - Sep 28 2014]
Sierra Nevada Challenges NASA On $6.8bln Space ... [Published RTTNews.com - Sep 27 2014]
Sierra Nevada Corporation, which was beaten to ... [Published Gizmodo - Sep 27 2014]
Dream Deferred: Sierra Nevada Fights Space Taxi... [Published NBCNews.com - Sep 27 2014]
United States : JOINT Contract to Build New Spa... [Published HighBeam Research - Sep 26 2014]
Elena Serova May Be First Female Cosmonaut to R... [Published Mashable! - Sep 25 2014]
Boeing Wins $4.2-Billion Space Taxi Contract [Published Industrial Info Financials - Sep 24 2014]
Boeing's Space Taxi Has A Seat For A Tourist [Published Business Insider - Sep 23 2014]
Elon Musk Just Got $2.6 Billion To Build His Am... [Published Yahoo! Malaysia - Sep 22 2014]
Elon Musk Just Got $2.6 Billion To Build His Am... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Sep 22 2014]
Elon Musk Just Got $2.6 Billion To Build His Am... [Published Business Insider - Sep 22 2014]
Space Taxi Win Won’t Boost Boeing Stock [Published InvestorPlace.com - Sep 22 2014]
Hailing The Space Taxi [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Sep 19 2014]
NASA's MAVEN Approaches Mars After 10 Months an... [Published Mashable! - Sep 18 2014]
Boeing's NASA-Funded Space Taxi Saves A Seat Fo... [Published Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, ... - Sep 18 2014]
NASA Gives All-American Space Taxi Contracts to... [Published IEEE Spectrum - Sep 18 2014]
Boeing and SpaceX Win NASA’s ‘Space Taxi’ Contr... [Published Universe Today - Sep 17 2014]
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MICHAEL BELFIORE: It’s Been 10 Years Since the ... [Published Instapundit - Oct 07 2014]
MICHAEL BELFIORE: It’s Been 10 Years Since the X Prize—So Where Is My Space Taxi? I like one of the companies named here — XCOR Aerospace — enough that I’ve made a (small) investment in it. You can read more about XCOR here. ...
Runner-Up In NASA's Space Taxi Contest Will Fig... [Published Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, ... - Sep 29 2014]
Sierra Nevada's Dream ChaserNASA/SNC With the recent retirement of the Space Shuttle program in 2011, NASA has been in desperate need of some space taxis -- vehicles designed to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station. For ...
Elena Serova May Be First Female Cosmonaut to R... [Published Mashable! - Sep 25 2014]
A Russian woman may become the first female cosmonaut to travel to space in 17 years on Friday when the Soyuz-TMA-14M spacecraft launches from Kazakhstan and sets course for the International Space Station In the early hours of Friday morning ...
Hailing The Space Taxi [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Sep 19 2014]
This week, NASA announced that it would award a combined $6.8 billion “space taxi” contract to Boeing and Elon Musk’s SpaceX: Essentially, Boeing’s CST-100 Space Capsule and SpaceX’s Dragon will each send a test flight to the International Space ...
NASA's MAVEN Approaches Mars After 10 Months an... [Published Mashable! - Sep 18 2014]
NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution orbiter (MAVEN) is approaching its destination over Mars. It's the first spacecraft sent specifically to research the red planet’s upper atmosphere. See also: NASA Is Outsourcing 'Space Taxi' Service ...
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