According to a recent NASA Inspector General's report, the predicted seat price for sending an astronaut to the International Space Station aboard the Boeing Starliner is 60 percent higher than SpaceX's Crew Dragon Crew Dragon – about US $ 90 million Dollars 55 million dollars.
Surprisingly, Boeing's price is actually higher than what Russian space corporation Roscosmos currently demands to send American astronauts aboard a Soyuz spaceship to the space station, as notes Ars Technica . Since 2017, NASA Russia had to pay an average of $ 79.7 per seat.
Boeing has been urging NASA for some years on additional funds to raise far more money for manned missions than NASA and Boeing had previously agreed upon reports by Ars Technica .
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The NASA report also revealed that Boeing not only charged more per ticket than SpaceX, but also found that the development was far more expensive. According to the report, Boeing asked NASA to pay another $ 287.2 million in 201
And yet, NASA continued to remain Boeing's "second crew transportation provider." to keep his options open.
The report also mentions the difficulties each contractor faces in developing a sustainable and safe method of deploying American astronauts to the space station. SpaceX's efforts in the development of its crew ship Crew Dragon encountered a major hurdle when the company's test capsule exploded in a cloud of smoke in April.
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