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Commercial Crew Development Round 1 Companies Have Reached Substantial Hardware Milestones In Only 9 Months, New Images & Data Show

Washington, D.C. – Showcasing the potential of commercial crew transportation and commercial fixed-price agreements, five company teams selected by NASA in February 2010 under the $50 million Commercial Crew Development Round One program have built significant working hardware in just nine months, new images and data show.

Please click here to download a high-resolution press release [pdf, 10 MB] for information on the progress of the five teams participating in Commercial Crew Development Round One: Sierra Nevada Corporation, Paragon Space Development Corporation, United Launch Alliance, Blue Origin, and Boeing.

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Image credit: NASA. Please note this is not a NASA press release.