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Sierra Nevada wants work on space taxi to stop

October 16, 2014

DENVER (AP) — Sierra Nevada Corp.’s Louisville-based Space Systems wants a federal court in Washington, D.C., to force NASA to stop work on its crewed spacecraft program.

The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1qwRXWb ) Space Systems filed a formal protest with the U.S. Government Accountability Office on Sept. 26 after its bid for NASA’s commercial crew contract was rejected. The contract was split between Boeing and SpaceX.

That filing required NASA to order the two companies to stop work while the protest was being investigated.

But on Oct. 9, NASA ordered Boeing and SpaceX to resume work because it “best serves the United States.”

Space Systems is leaving the majority of the case with the GAO and only seeking the work stoppage through the federal court. The GAO plans to have its final recommendation by Jan. 5.


Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com

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