Next Big Future: DARPA funds next phase of XS-1 spaceplane project

Darpa has now awarded three contracts to Boeing, Masten Space Systems and Northrop Grumman, which will subcontract Virgin Galactic, to develop a demonstration vehicle, identify and reduce risks to the technologies on board, and come up with a plan to build and flight-test the spaceplane. Each of three companies got $6.5 million for Phase 1B of XS-1 program.

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