Tuesday, September 16, 2014
BOEING LANDS CONTRACT FOR "SPACE TAXIS"
A big deal with NASA may be on the horizon for Boeing. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Chicago-based aerospace giant will likely win a multibillion-dollar contract from NASA to build "space taxis.” A space taxi ferries astronauts to and from orbit and the international space station. NASA has set a deadline to announce the award this month. A deal with Boeing (BA) would be a blow to Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp., better known as Space-X. Space-X has been considered Boeing’s biggest competitor for the contract. Musk's company previously inked a deal with NASA to take equipment to the international space station. (link below) http://finance.yahoo.com/news/boeing-has-edge-over-space-x-in-space-taxi-race-142444843.html?l=1&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter