Boeing, Lockheed And SpaceX Race To Develop New Space Tech Amid Russian Political Tension

http://www.ibtimes.com/boeing-lockheed-spacex-race-develop-new-space-tech-amid-russian-political-tension-1606212

International Business Times: “Americans have been using Russian-made space equipment for decades, but as tensions flared into armed conflict in Ukraine and a few subtle warnings were issued recently, U.S. companies are now vying to create a homegrown solution for their space equipment needs…”  Read further…

AdminCadet: There are many obvious roadblocks hampering the progress of these companies including lack of workforce experience, oscillating Congressional funding, schedule set backs, politics, NASA old school push back, competition for funding between themselves and NASA, achievement of reliability requirements for crew transport approval, etc.    Cargo transport to Station is seeing  progress.  Do you think one or all of these competing companies will be able to successfully fill the gap left by cancellation of the US Shuttle Program, both in cargo uplift and crew transport?

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Article Credit: ibtimes.com – Kathleen Caulderwood – June 19 2014

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