NASA Set to Announce CCDev Awards on Wednesday

Space News reports that NASA is set to announce about $270 million in awards on Wednesday as part of the the second round of the Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program. NASA had contacted at least eight companies to Houston for further discussions of their proposals, including:

  • Alliant Techsystems (ATK) — rocket
  • Blue Origin — crew vehicle
  • Boeing — crew vehicle
  • Excalibur Almaz – crew vehicle
  • Orbital Sciences Corporation — crew vehicle
  • Sierra Nevada Corporation — crew vehicle
  • SpaceX — rocket and crew vehicle
  • United Launch Alliance — rocket.

NASA awarded $50 million under the CCDev program last year to:

  • Blue Origin
  • Boeing
  • Paragon Space Development Corporation
  • Sierra Nevada Corporation
  • United Launch Alliance.