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2015 – Commercial Human Spaceflight

In 2015, NASA put in orders with both SpaceX and Boeing to conduct their first operational commercial crew rotation missions under the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) Program. The first…

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2016 – Commercial Human Spaceflight – Snapshot

In FY 2016, funding for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program increased by 55%, from $805 million in FY 2015 to $1.24 billion.[efn_note]NASA. "FY 2017 President’s Budget Request Summary." April 2016. http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/fy_2017_budget_estimates.pdf.…

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Economy: Space Economy – TSR 2016

Economy: Space Economy - TSR 2016 an annual review of the commercial space infrastructure and support industries and space-based products and services used on Earth. This edition also delves into…

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2005 – Commercial Human Spaceflight

In 2005, six ISS resupply launches were made from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. NASA paid Roscosmos $## million per launch. NASA’s planned funding for COTS is shown in Exhibit 4q. In 2005, NASA…

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2007 – Commercial Human Spaceflight

While the personal spaceflight market is still in its early stages, revenue continues to accumulate for individual trips and as deposits for future flights. Charles Simonyi, by his own account,…

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2012 – Commercial Human Spaceflight

The retirement of the Space Shuttle is spurring development of commercial cargo and crew transportation services. NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program, started in 2006, has awarded contracts to…

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2013 – Commercial Human Spaceflight

The retirement of the Space Shuttle created an impetus for the development of commercial cargo and crew transportation services. Several corporations are taking advantage of this space transportation capacity vacuum…

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