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Rescue and recovery involves meticulous planning and close coordination between NASA, the Department of Defense (DOD), and company recovery teams for Starliner and Crew Dragon.

NASA took another big step to ensure reliable crew transportation to the International Space Station into the next decade.

Earlier this week NASA announced its first four astronauts for the Commercial Crew program. The astronauts are: Robert Behnken, Sunita Williams, Eric Boe, Douglas Hurley. Here's their profiles.

Sunday morning a Falcon 9 rocket carrying cargo to the International Space Station experienced a catastrophic failure 2:19 into its flight.

The House Subcommittee on Space held its first hearing of the new year on February 27, 2015 on the Commercial Crew Program: Challenges and Opportunities.

The Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness held a hearing on Tuesday, February 24 on the U.S. Human Exploration Goals and Commercial Space Competitiveness.

Cape Canaveral's Space Launch Complex-41 pad modifications are underway where Boeing's Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft will one day launch atop ULA's Atlas V rocket ferrying astronauts to the International Space Station.

NASA has released Source Selection Statement for Commercial Crew Transportation Capability Contract (CCtCap) (Solicitation Number NNK144675 15R)

NASA's commercial space partners continue to meet milestones under agreements with the agency's Commercial Crew Program (CCP), as they move forward in their development of spacecraft and rockets that will transport humans to destinations in low-Earth orbit.

NASA's aerospace industry partners continue to meet milestones under agreements with the agency's Commercial Crew Program (CCP), as they move forward in their development of spacecraft and rockets that will transport humans to destinations in low-Earth orbit.

Commercial Crew Request for Proposals Finalizes Development and Certification Process NASA took another step Tuesday to restore an American capability to launch astronauts from U.S. soil to the International Space Station by the end of 2017, subject to the availability of adequate funding.

SpaceX Achieves Milestone in Safety Review

Engineers and safety specialists from NASA and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) met in late October to review the safety of the Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket being developed to launch humans into low-Earth orbit later this decade.

NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to compete requirements for Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) Phase 2 of the Commercial Crew Program. The CCtCap contract is the second phase of a two-phased procurement strategy to develop a U.S. commercial crew space transportation capability to achieve safe, reliable and cost effective access to and from the International Space Station (ISS) with a goal of no later than 2017.

Today Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Dream Chaser spacecraft successfully completed a full-scale captive-carry test. The test in which the Dream Chaser was carried under an Erickson Air-Crane helicopter was conducted at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif.

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, Calif., recently completed two milestones for NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative, which is intended to make commercial human spaceflight services available for government and commercial customers.

The Boeing Company of Houston, a NASA Commercial Crew Program (CCP) partner, recently performed wind tunnel testing of its CST-100 spacecraft and integrated launch vehicle, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket.

Dream Chaser Unwrapped for Testing

Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Dream Chaser gets unwrapped at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in southern California in preparation for testing.

NASA has signed a $424 million modification to its contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) for full crew transportation services to the International Space Station in 2016 with return and rescue services extending through June 2017.

The Boeing Company of Houston, a NASA Commercial Crew Program (CCP) partner, has successfully completed a preliminary design review (PDR) of the component that would connect the company's new crew capsule to its rocket.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is seeking capabilities from all categories of Small Businesses for the purpose of determining the appropriate level of competition and/or Small Business subcontracting goals for the Phase 2 requirements of the Commercial Crew Program's Crew Transportation System (CTS) Certification efforts.

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