Sierra Nevada will join incumbents Space Exploration
Technologies and Orbital ATK in ferrying supplies to the space
station beginning in late 2019.
Terms of the contracts were not immediately disclosed, but NASA
previously said it intended to spend about $1 billion to $1.4
billion on the program annually. Each contract includes up to
six cargo flights to the space station, a $100 billion research
laboratory that flies about 250 miles (400 km) above Earth.
Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser is designed to blast off on top of
a conventional rocket, then land itself horizontally on a runway
like an airplane.
(Reporting By Irene Klotz; Editing by Phil Berlowitz)
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