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Axiom Says That Their NASA-funded Space Station Is Not NASA-Funded

21 Oct 2021, 14:41 UTC
Axiom Says That Their NASA-funded Space Station Is Not NASA-Funded
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Hmm @DittmarML just said @Axiom_Space is the only company to develop a commercial space station without government funding. What about that $140 million NASA gave them? See https://t.co/pFygWiDNOq Oh yes what about the Starlab station that Nanoracks announced this morning? pic.twitter.com/XzJXw3l627— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) October 21, 2021

Mary Lynne Dittmar Testimony - Hearing: International Collaboration and Competition in Space: Oversight of NASA's Role and Programs

"Axiom is the first (and so far, the only) company to develop a new station destined for low Earth orbit (LEO) without government funds for development, launch, and operations."

NASA Selects First Commercial Destination Module for International Space Station, NASA

"On Feb. 28, 2020, NASA awarded Axiom a firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum potential value, inclusive of options, of $140 million over an up to seven-year ordering period consisting of a five-year base period and a two-year option. NASA has selected Axiom Space of Houston to provide at least one habitable commercial module to be attached to the International Space Station as the agency continues to open the station for commercial use."

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