Curiosity is about to stick its nose into Mars' atmosphere. 18 hrs., 9 minutes to go.
NASA contracts for next stage of Commercial Crew Development:
-- Sierra Nevada Corporation, Louisville, Colo., $212.5 million
-- Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), Hawthorne, Calif., $440 million
-- The Boeing Company, Houston, $460 million
Elon is committing to completing the requirements and launching humans by 2015. NASA is hedging for around 2017. Guess who will be right?