Blue Origin, SpaceX Among Companies Selected For NASA Exploration Contracts Written 30 September 2019

30 September 2019
Space News  reported that “NASA announced Sept. 27 the award of more than $40 million in contracts to 14 companies, including Blue Origin and SpaceX, to develop technologies that can support NASA’s long-term exploration plans.” The contract awards “are the fourth in a series of ‘Tipping Point’ contracts from NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate that support work for up to three years on technologies ranging from propellant production to avionics.” Blue Origin “received $10 million to carry out a ground demonstration of technology to liquefy and store hydrogen and oxygen.” SpaceX was awarded “a $3 million contract to work with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center on ‘coupler prototypes’ for in-space refueling.” (Image: Blue Origin New Shepard Launch. By Source (WP:NFCC#4), Fair use, Wikipedia)
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