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2003-Oct-14, 06:37 PM
SUMMARY: Three aerospace firms announced today that they’re teaming up to supply NASA with a proposal for its Orbital Space Plane: Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Orbital Sciences. NASA will choose between this consortium and Boeing in August 2004 for who will build the new spacecraft. NASA will require the winning team to provide a completed spacecraft that can serve as a rescue vehicle for the International Space Station by 2008, and then actually transfer crew to and from the station by 2012.

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