NASA Releases Third Status Report On Commercial Partner Progress


NASA’s industry partners continue to meet their established milestones in developing commercial crew transportation capabilities that will ferry U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station, reducing the amount of time America has to depend on Russia for launch services. NASA has outlined an ambitious program moving forward that relies on U.S. private industry to assume transportation of cargo and crew to the International Space Station, while the agency focuses on deep space exploration.

NASA has posted the third status report on its Commercial Crew Development 2 (CCDev2) program to the agency’s Commercial Space Transportation website. The report highlights the progress and accomplishments for the agency’s commercial spaceflight development efforts. The bi-monthly report is targeted toward non-technical stakeholders and the American public, to keep them informed of NASA’s achievements in regaining human spaceflight leadership through American-made access to space.

Full Story: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2011/oct/HQ_M11-221_CCP_Report.html

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