Second SpaceX commercial crew mission ordered by NASA

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NASA has formally ordered a second commercial crew mission from SpaceX.

The agency announced late Friday it was ordering the second “post-certification mission” from SpaceX under its Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract awarded in 2014.

NASA had already ordered two such missions from Boeing, the other company with such a contract.

Those contracts cover the development of commercial crew vehicles and include at least two, and as many as six, post-certification missions.

NASA has not scheduled those post-certification missions, including determining which company goes first. [CBS]


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