Curiosity Did This

Curiosity did this.

NASA announces $1.1 billion in support for a trio of spaceships

with the aim of having American astronauts flying once more on American spacecraft within five years. ..... The next phase of NASA's commercial spaceflight effort — known as Commercial Crew Integrated Capability, or CCiCap ..... NASA wants to have at least one commercial space taxi carrying astronauts to and from the International Space Station by 2017. ..... the space agency has had to depend on the Russians to fly American astronauts at a cost of roughly $60 milllion a seat ..... Sierra Nevada is testing its Dream Chaser space plane, which looks like a miniaturized version of the space shuttle. .... NASA is spending billions of dollars to develop the Orion multipurpose crew vehicle for deep-space exploration, as well as a heavy-lift rocket known as the Space Launch System. Those spacecraft are being designed to send astronauts to a near-Earth asteroid by 2025, and to Mars and its moons in the 2030s

The public-private partnership in action is of great interest to me.

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