Turkish company wins NASA contract

SNC company will conduct cargo delivery, dumping and return missions of International Space Station

Turkish company wins NASA contract

World Bulletin / News Desk

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), owned by two people of Turkish descent, is to conduct a delivery, dumping and return missions of the International Space Station (ISS) under a contract.

NASA, which chose the SNC for its Commercial Resupply Services 2 (CRS2) program will enable spacecraft reusability and runway landings for the United States' cargo delivery and access to the ISS until 2024.

"SNC is honored to be selected by NASA for this critical US program over a big competition as this. SNC's receipt of this award is an American dream come true for all of us. We thank NASA, the Administration and Congress for recognizing [us]," said Eren Özmen, president of SNC.

“The Dream Chaser Cargo System offers NASA a safe, reliable and affordable solution for ISS cargo delivery, return and disposal, ensuring the effective utilization and sustainability of the ISS for years to come. Within a few short years, the world will see a United States winged vehicle launch and return from space to a runway landing. We wanted to thank our more than 30 industry, university, international and NASA center partners for helping us make history and open up the next generation of spaceflight," said Mark Sirangelo, corporate vice president of SNC's Space Systems.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Haziran 2016, 11:56