13 payloads selected
July 26, 2016: NASA announced selection of 13 proposals submitted to its SpaceTech-REDDI-2016-F1 solicitation for payloads. Successful negotiation with the individual researchers will result in a grant to purchase the approved commercial flight services.
July 15, 2016: The program released the new SpaceTech-REDDI-2016-F1(B) solicitation for payloads. Deadline for proposal submission is September 9, 2016. Sign up to our to stay up-to-date on upcoming announcements.
NASA awards contract for suborbital flight services
June 2, 2016: NASA has selected Blue Origin, LLC, in Van Horn, Texas, to integrate and fly US government technology payloads near the boundary of space on their New Shepard suborbital spacecraft.