There are 6 finalists for space station resupply prize of $500 million.
The finalists are:
tspace – space composite, (burt rutan/spaceship one involved team) entry for the NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services $500 million prize. T-space has made rapid prototypes, full size mockups and 23% scale for air testing.
Texas-based Spacehab, which built research modules for the space shuttle and is offering its Apex line of spacecraft.
Oklahoma-based Rocketplane Kistler, which would adapt the Kistler K-1 reusable launch vehicle.
Rocketplane Kistler K1
California-based Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, which is developing its Falcon 9 rocket as well its Dragon capsule for cargo and crew.
SpaceX Dragon capsule
California-based SpaceDev, which worked on SpaceShipOne’s hybrid rocket engine and is now proposing its Dream Chaser mini-shuttle concept.
Andrews Space of Seattle, which already has received an Air Force contract to flesh out its Hybrid Launch Vehicle concept.
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