Newcomer Sierra Nevada to supply ISS alongside SpaceX, Orbital

NASA split a multi-billion-dollar contract to resupply the International Space Station between three US firms: SpaceX, Orbital ATK and Sierra Nevada — a newcomer with reusable spacecraft. “Today’s announcement is a big deal that will move the president’s vision further into the future,” NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a statement. “NASA has awarded three cargo contracts to ensure the critical science, research and technology demonstrations that are informing the agency’s journey to Mars are delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) from 2019 through 2024,” the statement said.

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