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Norris, Guy
July 2013
Aviation Week & Space Technology;7/1/2013, Vol. 175 Issue 22, p26
Trade Publication
The article looks at the process of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in determining candidates for its Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCAP) initiative, a program that aims to develop U.S. human spacelaunch capability now that the space shuttle has been retired. Particular focus is given to how budget cuts, nationally and in California, are forcing NASA to speed up its decision process. Firms Boeing and SpaceX, and Sierra Nevada Corp. are competing.


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