15 October 2013
The effects of the government shutdown on NASA’s Commercial Crew Program varies, depending upon the company. Boeing said that it was not scheduled to get a payment until December, while SpaceX said so far the effects are manageable. However, Sierra Nevada has not been able to test its Dream Chaser like it wanted to this month because it is locked up at the Dryden Flight Research Center. Meanwhile, Lockheed Martin engineers have not been able to continue work preparing the Orion spacecraft for its test flight next year because they also have been locked out of the Kennedy Space Center.
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