nasa adds five companies to commercial lunar lander program
NASA announced Nov. 18 that it was adding five companies to a contract to perform commercial deliveries of payloads to the surface of the moon, a group that ranges from small ventures to Blue Origin and SpaceX. SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
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Bridenstine asks Congress to fully fund lunar lander program quickly  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
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NASA inspector general criticizes additional Boeing commercial crew payments  SPACE NEWS · 1 month
NASA paid Boeing nearly $300 million more than originally planned in its commercial crew contract in part because... more
NASA to buy more commercial Earth observation data  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
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Boeing received 'unnecessary' contract boost for astronaut capsule, watchdog says  REUTERS · 1 month
Boeing's multibillion dollar contract to build U.S. astronaut capsules received an "unnecessary" extension from NASA, a... more
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Commercial spaceports increase focus on economic development  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
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FAA approves commercial space office reorganization  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
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New dates set for commercial crew test flights  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
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