NASA managers and aerospace industry representatives met Sept. 19 for a chance to discuss the request for proposals that will begin NASA's certification process for integrated crew transportation systems.
A technology designed by Paragon Space Development Corp. for use by astronauts in the hazardous environment of space has found a lifesaving use in coal mining.
The Boeing Company recently completed a review of its CST-100 spacecraft, integrated launch vehicle and operational plans as its first performance milestone for NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative.
The Boeing Company recently completed a jettison test of its forward heat shield, which will protect the parachutes of the company's CST-100 spacecraft during future missions to and from low Earth orbit.
NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden takes media on a tour of Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station facilities on Aug. 23.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced new milestones in the nation's commercial space initiatives from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
NASA's Commercial Crew Program Manager and Florida's Lt. Governor discuss the future of human spaceflight at the National Space Club Florida Committee's August luncheon on Aug. 14.
NASA introduces its plans for certifying commercially developed spacecraft and launch vehicle systems in support of crewed missions to the International Space Station.
The three American companies building next-generation spacecraft that NASA could call on to carry astronauts into orbit in the future will perform much of their work along Florida's Space Coast, home of the agency's Commercial Crew Program.
NASA announces its plans to partner with industry rocket and spacecraft developers for the Commercial Crew integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative, which will ultimately lead to the availability of commercial human spaceflight services for government and commercial customers.
United Launch Alliance (ULA) recently completed reviews of its Atlas V rocket design for human spaceflight capabilities.
Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK) wrapped up its Commercial Crew Development Round 2 (CCDev2) partnership with NASA for its Liberty launch vehicle on July 11.
Kennedy Space Center hosts a Commercial Space Initiatives panel for students of the 2012 International Space University’s Space Studies Program on July 3.
SpaceX recently completed an important design review of the crewed version of its Dragon spacecraft.
Sierra Nevada Corp. recently tested the nose landing gear of its Dream Chaser spacecraft.
Excalibur Almaz Inc. completed the exchange of technical information with NASA's Commercial Crew Program about its human spacecraft concept for low Earth orbit crew transportation.
Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne tested a thruster for Boeing's CST-100 spacecraft, being developed in collaboration with NASA's Commercial Crew Program.
NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is turning to a number of strategies to work through the complex challenges of engineering a new generation of rockets and spacecraft.
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space System's Dream Chaser design passed one of its most complex tests to date with a successful captive-carry test during its partnership with NASA's Commercial Crew Program.
NASA astronauts recently got another opportunity to climb inside SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft, which they could one day fly to the International Space Station for the agency's Commercial Crew Program.