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NASA Announces Crew and Cargo Transportation Partners
08.14.06
 
Michael Braukus/Beth Dickey
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202.358.1979/2087)

Kelly Humphries
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281.483.5111)

Kim Newton
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
(Phone: 256.544.7061)

Media advisory: H-M06-126


NASA Exploration Systems' managers will host a press conference at 4 p.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 18, to announce the organizations selected to develop and demonstrate commercial orbital transportation services.

The services could pave the way for contracts to launch and deliver crew and cargo to the International Space Station.

The press conference will be in the NASA Headquarters auditorium, 300 E Street S.W., Washington, and it will air live on the Web and NASA TV. Reporters may ask questions from participating NASA locations.

Reporters should coordinate with local agency centers by 4 p.m. EDT Thursday, Aug. 17 for access information.

Associate Administrator for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate Scott Horowitz and Commercial Crew/Cargo Project Manager Alan Lindenmoyer will announce the selections and discuss the program.

For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv


For information about NASA's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate visit:

http://exploration.nasa.gov/


For information about NASA and agency programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/home