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NASA and SpaceX Successful Crew-1 Launch and Now Docking to ISS

• by Brian Wang

NASA is paying SpaceX $3.1 billion for Crew Dragon development and to launch six operational missions. Boeing will be paid $4.8 billion for Starliner development and its six missions.

After the Space Shuttle was retired, NASA has paid Russia about $86 million per seat to fly NASA astronauts to the International Space Station. NASA expects to pay $55 million per astronaut to fly with Crew Dragon, as opposed to $86 million per astronaut to fly with the Russians.