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NASA Aims To Stimulate Commercial ISS Resupply Services

Published by spacecowboy on Tue Nov 8, 2005 2:52 am
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By Brian Berger
Space News Staff Writer

NASA intends to spend around $500 million over the next several years subsidizing development of commercial services for delivering cargo and possibly people to the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA hopes the investment will allow one or more firms to demonstrate by 2010–-if not sooner—that they are capable of delivering cargo and perhaps even crew to the space station. NASA would then competitively award flexible service contracts to the qualified firms to provide the services.

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