All three spacecraft are actually designed and built by private corporations... the Dragon v.2 by Space Explorations Technologies (SpaceX), the CST-100 by Boeing / Bigelow Aerospace, and Dreamchaser by Sierra Nevada Corporation. They are competing for NASA's Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program. NASA want's to not only get out of designing spacecraft, they also want to get away from operating them.Isn't SpaceX Under a private own Corporation and not part of NASA?
I agree. :thumbAs the nation that designed some of the greatest rocket engines and spacecraft ever, we are in a pretty poor spot now.