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Report: NASA to Award Space Transportation Contract by Early September

NASA will award a contract or contracts to develop space vehicles for transporting U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station by the end of August or in early September, National Journal reported Tuesday. Marina Koren reports that the future commercial spacecraft would end U.S. dependence on Russia’s Soyuz capsules to transport each astronaut for …

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NASA, Industry Partners Close First Certification Stage for Crew Transport Spacecraft; Phil McAlister Comments

NASA has collaborated with Boeing (NYSE: BA), Sierra Nevada and Space Exploration Technologies to complete the first phase of certification process for a spacecraft to carry astronauts to the International Space Station and back. Boeing, Sierra Nevada and SpaceX outlined their respective plans for transporting space crews to and from the …

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Boeing Preps ‘Space Taxi’ for 2017 Maiden Test Flight; Chris Ferguson Comments

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has scheduled an unmanned test flight of a private space taxi to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s commercial crew program, the Space Reporter reported Sunday. Annika Darling writes that Boeing plans to launch the CST-100 spacecraft in early 2017 from Cape Canaveral, Fla. on an …

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DynCorp Wins $86M to Help Manage Aircraft Logistics in Afghanistan; Jim Myles Comments

DynCorp International (NYSE: DCP) has won an $86.6 million contract to help AASKI Technology manage logistics services for an aircraft fleet in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The company will help handle pilots and flight operations and maintain the King Air 300 and King Air 350 aerial fleet for the Task Force Observe, …

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Northrop’s Modernized Fire Scout Takes First Flight; George Vardoulakis Comments

A Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) MQ-8C unmanned helicopter variant built for the U.S. Navy has completed its maiden flight, Reuters reported Thursday. Andrea Shalal-Esa writes the Navy’s updated Fire Scout aircraft flew for 7 minutes across Naval Base Ventura County in Point Mogu, Calif. on Thursday. The chopper flew …

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Six to Compete on Potential $243M Navy Systems Engineering Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded positions on a potential five-year,  $243, 105, 875 contract to six companies for systems engineering support to the Naval Air Warfare Center for developmental programs. NAVAIR received six offers for the cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple-award contract and awardees will compete for task orders, the Defense Department said Thursday. Work is intended …

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Army Selects 6 for C4 Services IDIQ

The U.S. Army has awarded six companies positions on a potential $48 million contract to provide command, control, communications and computer support services for users based at Fort Bragg, N.C. Ten bids were submitted to the Army via the Internet for the firm-fixed-price, multi-year, multiple-award contract, the Defense Department said …

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