Numerous Companies Propose Possible

Orbital Sciences is one of many space companies that are vying to produce a ‘space taxi.’ Image Credit: Orbital Sciences Corporation

Once, the field had only had few entries, but now there are several companies vying to send American astronauts into orbit. With NASA’s Commercial Crew Development program, or CCDev 2, and the encouragement of commercial space firms to produce their own vehicles, the number of potential ‘space-taxis’ has swelled, with virtually every established and up-and-coming aerospace company either producing – or proposing one. (…) Read the rest of Numerous Companies Propose Possible ‘Space Taxis’ (443 words)

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