Commercial Crew Planning Status Forum

    › Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EDT
    › Date: Thursday, August 19, 2010
    › Location: NASA Headquarters, James E. Webb Auditorium, 300 E Street, SW, Washington, D.C.

    The Commercial Crew Planning Status Forum has now concluded. NASA has addressed questions and comments from the forum; responses are now available.

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    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will present an overview of common themes captured from industry responses provided to NASA's Commercial Crew Initiative Request for Information (RFI) published on May 21, 2010. The forum will include a general discussion of how these common themes are being addressed by NASA; presentation of the insight/oversight philosophy; and a question and answer session.

    Agenda

    • Introduction
      Michael Braukus, NASA Public Affairs Officer
    • Welcoming Remarks
      Dr. Laurie Leshin, Deputy Associate Administrator, ESMD
    • Description of Commercial Crew initiative
      Phil McAlister, Commercial Crew Planning Lead, ESMD
    • Panel Session:
      Description of common themes from RFI
      Description of NASA response to themes
      Description of the current approach to standards acceptance
      Description of insight/oversight philosophy
      Description of facility usage philosophy and availability
      Panelists:
      Ed Mango, Program Planning Manager, KSC
      Brent Jett, Deputy Program Planning Manager, JSC
      Maria Collura, Deputy Space Transportation Office, KSC
      Scott Thurston, Program Planning Insight Manager, KSC
      Alan Lindenmoyer, COTS/CCDev Program Manager, JSC
    • Question and Answer Session
      Facilitated by: Michael Braukus, NASA Public Affairs Officer
    • Closing Remarks
      Ed Mango, Program Planning Manager, KSC
    • Adjournment

    Background

    The Commercial Crew Initiative RFI, accompanied by the Commercial Human Rating Plan (CHRP), was published on May 21, 2010. Companies in the aerospace industry submitted responses to that RFI and several common themes emerged. To provide industry with general feedback and status, NASA will host a Commercial Crew Planning Status Forum. Due to limited capacity, a maximum of 200 pre-registered attendees can attend the event at NASA Headquarters.