Sierra Nevada loses its protest of NASA contract decision

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The GAO has ruled against Sierra Nevada’s protest of NASA’s decision to pick Boeing for its manned spacecraft decision.

The ruling is not really a surprise. Even if political considerations gave Boeing an unfair advantage, the space agency has enough legal leeway to make this decision as it did. The GAO recognized that it would be inappropriate to overrule them.


One comment

  • PeterF

    Perhaps this is a blessing in disguise? For Sierra Nevada to survive without government contracts it will have to become efficient, which leads to profitability…

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