Updated 12:05 p.m. ET, Friday, August 3
NASA on Friday announced the latest round of funding for development of commercial spacecraft capable of ferrying astronauts to space from U.S. soil.
The agency is giving a total of $1.1 billion in funding to three companies, each of which is pursuing its own new crewed spacecraft: Boeing, a longtime NASA contractor, will receive the largest chunk of the funding award, some $460 million for development of its CST-100 vessel.
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Updated 12:05 p.m. ET, Friday, August 3

NASA on Friday announced the latest round of funding for development of commercial spacecraft capable of ferrying astronauts to space from U.S. soil.

The agency is giving a total of $1.1 billion in funding to three companies, each of which is pursuing its own new crewed spacecraft: Boeing, a longtime NASA contractor, will receive the largest chunk of the funding award, some $460 million for development of its CST-100 vessel.