- Associated Press - Monday, January 5, 2015

DENVER (AP) - The U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied a protest by Sierra Nevada Corp.’s Louisville-based Space Systems over the company’s lost bid to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station.

Space Systems filed a formal protest Sept. 26 after its bid for NASA’s commercial crew contract was rejected. The contract was split between Boeing and SpaceX.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/1xM7mYo ) that details of the bid protest have not been made public and won’t be until the GAO releases its full decision.

The GAO says “NASA concluded that the proposals submitted by Boeing and SpaceX represented the best value to the government.”

Since losing the bid, Space Systems has announced several major developments involving its Dream Chaser spacecraft, including submitting a bid to NASA to ferry supplies to and from the space station.

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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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