These companies will test NASA cargo on suborbital flights before it heads to space

Before a new machine or good heads into space, it’s helpful to test it on a suborbital flight where a specialized plane flies in arcs to simulate weightlessness. NASA announced today that Masten Space Systems, Paragon Space Development Corp., Up Aerospace Inc. and Virgin Galactic are the newest commercial space companies that will will fly its suborbital flights. Each extendable three-year contract is worth at least $100,000.