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Boeing CST-100 Starliner Takes Next Step for Orbital Flight Test

November 22, 2019

The Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft that will launch to the International Space Station on the company’s uncrewed Orbital…
NASA and Boeing Extend Starliner Crew Flight Test Duration to Space Station, Target New Flight Dates

April 4, 2019

NASA and Boeing have agreed to extend the duration of the company’s first crewed flight test to the…
NASA, SpaceX Launch First Flight Test of Space System Designed for Crew

March 3, 2019

For the first time in history, a commercially-built and operated American crew spacecraft and rocket, which launched from…
NASA to Provide Coverage of SpaceX Commercial Crew Flight Test

February 21, 2019

NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the SpaceX Demo-1 flight test to…
NASA, SpaceX Agree on Plans for Crew Launch Day Operations

September 4, 2018

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program and SpaceX are finalizing plans for launch day operations as they prepare for the…
NASA Assigns Crews to First Test Flights, Missions on Commercial Spacecraft

August 4, 2018

NASA introduced to the world on Friday the first U.S. astronauts who will fly on American-made, commercial spacecraft…
Parachute Testing Lands Partners Closer to Crewed Flight Tests

March 31, 2018

Crew safety is paramount in the return of human spaceflight launches from Florida’s Space Coast, and the latest…
NASA Commercial Crew Program Mission in Sight for 2018

January 5, 2018

NASA and industry partners, Boeing and SpaceX, are targeting the return of human spaceflight from Florida’s Space Coast…
Commercial Crew Spacecraft Will Offer a Quick Escape from Station

April 21, 2017

New, American-made spacecraft flying to the International Space Station will play a big role in bringing resident crews…
Campaign Tests Parachutes Designed to Provide Astronauts a Soft Landing

March 11, 2017

A flight-sized boilerplate of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner touched down gently under parachutes against the backdrop of the San…
ECLSS Put to the Test for Commercial Crew Missions

March 9, 2017

Extensive evaluations are underway on the life support systems vital to successful flight tests as NASA prepares to…
New Spacesuit Unveiled for Starliner Astronauts

January 26, 2017

Astronauts heading into orbit aboard Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft will wear lighter and more comfortable spacesuits than earlier suits…
Mission Awards Secure Commercial Crew Transportation for Coming Years

January 4, 2017

NASA took another big step to ensure reliable crew transportation to the International Space Station into the next…
Building a New American Capability with Commercial Crew

November 13, 2016

An opportunity to help develop the first new spacecraft and rockets for astronauts in more than 30 years…
Every Day Closer to a New Way to Orbit

September 21, 2016

Two years after selecting the next generation of American spacecraft and rockets that will launch astronauts to the…
CST-100 Starliner Engine Test Shows Design Ready for New Era

August 19, 2016

A trio of NASA astronauts watched Friday as engineers and technicians from Aerojet Rocketdyne fired one of the…
SpaceX CRS-9 Carrying Crucial Port to Station

July 14, 2016

A metallic ring big enough for astronauts and cargo to fit through is scheduled to fly to the…
2016 Advances Mark Commercial Crew’s Path to Flight

June 9, 2016

Hundreds of engineers and technicians with NASA, Boeing, and SpaceX have ramped up to complete the final designs, manufacturing, and testing as…
NASA Pursues Burning Desire to Study Fire Safety in Space

March 17, 2016

Engineers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland have developed a space flight experiment that will increase understanding…
Commercial Crew: Building in Safety from the Ground Up in a Unique Way

March 8, 2016

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is set to return human spaceflight launches to the International Space Station from U.S.…
NASA Orders Second Boeing Crew Mission to International Space Station

December 20, 2015

NASA took an important step Friday to establish regular crew missions that will launch from the United States…
NASA Orders SpaceX Crew Mission to International Space Station

November 23, 2015

NASA took a significant step Friday toward expanding research opportunities aboard the International Space Station with its first…
New crew access tower construction progresses in cape Canaveral

November 4, 2015

It took only 35 days to build the main column of a new fixture to the skyline along…
SpaceX Provides a Peek Inside Their New Crew Vehicle

September 11, 2015

SpaceX released new images today of the sleek interior of “Crew Dragon,” SpaceX’s spacecraft designed to carry humans…
Congressional Slashes to NASA Commercial Crew Force Bolden to ‘Buy Russian’ rather than ‘Buy American’

August 12, 2015

In the face of drastic funding cuts by the US Congress to NASA’s commercial crew program (CCP) aimed…
SpaceX Completes Road to Launch Pad

August 6, 2015

Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida, continues to take shape as SpaceX has completed the…
NASA Names Four Astronauts for First Boeing, SpaceX U.S. Commercial Spaceflights

July 10, 2015

NASA yesterday (July 9) named the first four astronauts who will fly on the first U.S. commercial spaceflights in…
NASA Commercial Crew Partner SpaceX Achieves Pad Abort Milestone Approval

June 9, 2015

NASA has approved a $30 million milestone payment to SpaceX under the agency’s Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap)…
Commercial Crew Milestones Met; Partners on Track for Missions in 2017

May 28, 2015

NASA has taken another step toward returning America’s ability to launch crew missions to the International Space Station…
Space Station Module Relocation Makes Way for Commercial Crew Spacecraft

May 25, 2015

The International Space Station Program will take the next step in expanding a robust commercial market in low-Earth…
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