$6.8B NASA Contract Gets Green Light Despite GAO Protest

By Dietrich Knauth (October 22, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Tuesday allowed NASA to move forward with a $6.8 billion space transport contract awarded to SpaceX and Boeing Co., letting the agency take the unusual step of overriding the automatic stay that is triggered by protests at the Government Accountability Office.

Losing bidder Sierra Nevada Corp. had protested at the GAO after being denied a chance for further work on a contract to develop privately owned space vehicles that will be used to transport NASA astronauts to the International Space Station and near-Earth orbit. GAO protests typically stop work on disputed contracts through an automatic stay, which...

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