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credit SpaceX / caption: bad Elon Musk, you are too successfull

NASA is to run a new crew launch demonstration competition that NASA acting adminisrator Christoper Scolese admitted in today’s US House of Representatives’ committee on appropriations’ subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies hearing sounded like the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) option D, which is the commercial procurement of crew transport, but actually isn’t

The reason Scolese gave for why the agency would not run COTS-D is because “only one organisation”, meaning Elon Musks’ Space Exploration Technologies, could go for it. A conclusion Hyperbola came too yesterday

Hyperbola has approached NASA for further details about this COTS-D lookalikee that isn’t COTS-D and hopes to bring you all the details soon