In September, NASA announced it would be funding two private spacecraft designed to ferry astronauts to and from Earth orbit: Boeing’s CST-100 and the SpaceX Dragon V2. A third competitor, Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser, wasn’t picked, and as a result, Sierra Nevada is challenging the decision, placing all projects on hold. The challenge comes in the form of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) protest filed by Sierra Nevada. The case will be heard and/or answered within 100 days. In the first 30 NASA will decide to defend its position or dismiss the protest, Sierra Nevada will then have 10 days to respond, and then the GAO can take 60 days to make its decision. According to Sierra Nevada’s press release, here’s why they decided to protest the decision: SNC, Boeing and SpaceX submitted separate proposals for the CCtCap program. While all three competitors were found to be compliant and awardable under the criteria set forth in the request for proposal (RFP), only two proposals were selected (Boeing and SpaceX), one of which would result in a substantial increased cost to the public despite near equivalent technical and past performance scores. … The company believes that, in this time of critical… Read full this story
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