Boeing considers increase in commercial crew investement
November 25 2012 05:05:20 PM |
It's been mentioned here a few times that Boeing's winning proposal for the next phase in NASA's commercial crew program (referred to in NASA-speak as Commercial Crew Integrated Capability or CCiCap) included minimal investment by the company. The company is now thinking about increasing that contribution in hopes of speeding up the program:
From the FT article:
The Boeing and SpaceX spacecraft both ranked high on their technical merits. But NASA raised concerns about Boeing’s financial commitment to the public-private sector partnership.
Ferguson said Boeing is thinking about upping its corporate ante, aiming to advance the date of its first piloted test flight.
“We’re looking heavily into getting some additional Boeing investment to move that (late 2016) date to the left significantly, which we think we need to do to keep pace with SpaceX,” Ferguson said.
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