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Newsletters and Milestone Charts

04.23.14
› Commercial Spaceflight - 60 Day Report, Issue 15 (PDF)

Fifteenth issue, with articles on progress and milestones completed by the Commercial Crew Program partners, alternative requirements and standards, and Q&A about Collaborations for Commercial Space Capabilities efforts. 

02.25.14
› Commercial Spaceflight - 60 Day Report, Issue 14 (PDF)

Fourteenth issue, with articles on progress and milestones completed by the CCiCap partners, a feature on cooperation between NASA and the FAA for the future of commercial spaceflight, and a feature on the CCiCap milestone change process.

12.20.13
› Commercial Spaceflight - 60 Day Report, Issue 13 (PDF)
Thirteenth issue, with articles on progress and milestones completed by the CCiCap partners, a feature on the Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser free-flight test, and a feature on the successful conclusion of the Commercial Cargo Program. 

05.31.13
› Commercial Spaceflight - 60 Day Report, Issue 12 (PDF)

Twelfth issue, with articles on progress and milestones completed by the CCiCap partners, a feature on the importance of Orbital’s recent successful demo flight and having multiple commercial providers.
› Phil McAlister’s Presentation to the NASA Advisory Council’s Exploration Committee

02.25.13
› Commercial Spaceflight - 60 Day Report, Issue 11 (PDF)

Eleventh issue, with articles on progress and milestones completed by the CCiCap partners, a feature on quick response planning for Commercial Crew Phase I Certification Deliverables, and a feature on Orbital Sciences multi-national effort.
› Watch: Accelerating an American Ride to Low-Earth Orbit

12.13.12
› Commercial Spaceflight - 60 Day Report, Issue 10 (PDF)
Tenth issue, with articles on progress and milestone completed by the CCiCap partners, a feature on Blue Origin’s recent pad escape test, and a feature on CCiCap partners’ innovative approaches to launch abort systems.
› Presentation for NASA Advisory Council’s Human Exploration and Operations Committee, November 15, 2012 (PDF)
› The latest Commercial Crew overview briefing for public awareness, December, 12, 2012

10.18.12
› Commercial Spaceflight - 60 Day Report, Issue 9 (PDF)

Ninth issue, with articles on progress and milestones completed by the CCiCap partners and a feature on the CCiCap partners' reusable spacecraft, which will make crew transportation more affordable.
› Commercial Spaceflight Status Briefing, September 2012 (PDF)
› Commercial Crew Program Status, NAC Commercial Space Committee, September 18, 2012 (PDF)
› New Commercial Crew Program Partners poster (PDF, 9 MB)

08.22.12
› Commercial Spaceflight - 60 Day Report, Issue 8 (PDF)

› CCDev2 Milestone Schedule (PDF - 8/15/12)
Eighth issue, with articles on the CCiCap partners announcement, the near-completion of all CCDev2 milestones, Orbital's progress toward the Antares test flight for the COTS program, and the announcement of the Certification Products Contract (CPC).

06.19.12
› Commercial Spaceflight - 60 Day Report, Issue 7 (PDF)

› CCDev2 Milestone Schedule (PDF - 6/13/12)
Seventh issue, covering the successful SpaceX COTS demonstration mission, progress by NASA's commercial partners on CCDev2 milestones, and the role of commercial space programs in enabling NASA's longer term deep space exploration goals.

04.17.12
› Commercial Spaceflight - 60 Day Report, Issue 6 (PDF)

› CCDev2 Milestone Schedule (PDF - 4/17/12)
Sixth issue, with articles on the progress of industry partners on CCDev2 milestones, roles and responsibilities for the government and commercial partners with respect to mishaps that may occur during test flights, and the key role of NASA's human spaceflight knowledge and experience in the development of crew transportation systems.

02.16.12
› Commercial Spaceflight - 60 Day Report, Issue 5 (PDF)

› CCDev2 Milestone Schedule (PDF - 2/16/12)
Fifth issue of the bi-monthly newsletter with information on the CCiCap announcement, eight more SAA milestones completed by industry partners, and the value of technical interchange meetings (TIMs) between NASA and commercial partners. 

12.14.11
› Commercial Spaceflight - 60 Day Report, Issue 4 (PDF)

› CCDev2 Milestone Schedule (PDF - 12/9/11)
Fourth issue of the bi-monthly newsletter with information on COTS partner launch schedules, an update on milestones met by CCDev2 partners, and the new agreement between NASA and Excalibur Almaz, Inc. 

10.21.11
› Commercial Spaceflight - 60 Day Report, Issue 3 (PDF)
› CCDev2 Milestone Schedule (PDF - 10/18/11)
Third issue of the bi-monthly newsletter with updates on the progress of Commercial Crew industry partners, Boeing's successful air bag drop test, NASA's new partnership with ATK, and information on NASA astronauts assigned to work with commercial partners.

08.18.11
› Commercial Spaceflight - 60 Day Report, Issue 2 (PDF)

› CCDev2 Milestone Schedule (PDF - 8/18/11)
Second issue of the bi-monthly newsletter, with updates on SpaceX, CCDev2, commercial partners and NASA's new ULA partnership.

06.28.11
› Commercial Spaceflight - 60 Day Report, Issue 1 (PDF)

First issue of the bi-monthly newsletter detailing accomplishments, progress and happenings in NASA's commercial spaceflight development programs.

 


Documents

09.18.13
Orbital Sciences Demonstration Mission
› NASA Television Coverage for Cygnus Capture and Berthing
› NASA Television Coverage for Demonstration Mission
› Media Schedule of Events
› Orbital Sciences Briefing Graphics
› Orbital Sciences Briefing Video
› Demonstration Mission Animation
› Demonstration Mission Highlights

06.18.12
› NASA-FAA Memorandum of Understanding (PDF, 1.9 MB)

05.22.12
SpaceX Demonstration Flight:
› Complete launch coverage
› SpaceX Demo Mission Press Kit (PDF)
› SpaceX Launch Weather Criteria (PDF)
› NASA Cargo Manifest (PDF, 61 kb)
› Mission Objectives (PDF 96 Kb)
› Mission Overview (PDF 97 Kb)
› Preflight Briefing Audio: 04.16.12
› Preflight Briefing Graphics: 04.16.12

04.27.11
› Commercial Crew Market Assessment Final Report (PDF)

NASA prepared this commercial market assessment in response to direction in Section 301b of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-267)

12.10.10
› Commercial Crew Transportation System Requirements for NASA LEO Missions (PDF)
In May 2010, NASA released to industry the first version of our commercial human rating requirements in a document entitled, Commercial Human Rating Plan (CHRP). We received extensive and valuable feedback on that document from industry, and we incorporated that feedback, along with refined NASA understanding and planning, into the next version of the document.
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10.13.10
› Speech from the Commercial Human Spaceflight Symposium by Phil McAlister (PDF)

08.09.10
Commercial Crew Planning Status Forum
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. On Aug. 9, 2010, NASA hosted a Commercial Crew Planning Status Forum to provide industry with general feedback and status.
› Commercial Crew Planning Status Forum Briefings (PDF)
› NASA's responses to questions and comments from the forum

03.10.10
› Commercial Crew Transportation: Government Insight/Oversight (PDF)

To assist with the planning for the commercial crew initiative, a document was written to define and describe the government’s approach to insight/oversight for the development of commercial crew vehicles and spacecraft. This document is for informational purposes only. NASA is not requesting formal feedback at this time. The approach described in this white paper is the current "point of departure" plan for government insight/oversight for commercial crew transportation. The KSC Commercial Crew Planning Office is in the process of defining the next level of detail on NASA’s approach. This more detailed planning may (or may not) result in changes to some aspects of the model described in the white paper.

 


Agreements

Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) Documents and Space Act Agreements

  • The Boeing Company
  • Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX)
  • Sierra Nevada Corporation

CCDev2 Announcement: NASA Awards Next Set Of Commercial Crew Development Agreements

Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) Space Act Agreements

  • Blue Origin (NNJ10TA02S)
  • Paragon Space Development Corporation (NNJ10TA03S)
  • Sierra Nevada Corporation Space Systems
  • The Boeing Company
  • United Launch Alliance (NNJ10TA06S)

Commercial Orbital Transportation Services Demonstration (COTS)

  • Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (NNJ06TA26S)
  • Orbital Corporation
  • Kistler Aerospace Corporation and Rocketplane Limited, Inc. (NNJ06TA27S)

Commercial Space Transportation Capabilities Agreements

  • Planetspace
  • tSpace
  • Spacehab
  • SpaceDev
  • CSI

 

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Page Editor: Jennifer Wiles