Kennedy News

Candrea Thomas
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Michael Braukus
Headquarters, Washington

April 18, 2011
NASA To Announce Awards For Commercial Crew Development
WASHINGTON -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 4:30 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 18, to announce awards for the second round of the Commercial Crew Development (CCDev2) effort.

These awards are a continuation of NASA’s CCDev initiatives begun in 2009 to stimulate efforts within U.S. industry to develop and demonstrate human spaceflight capabilities. The selected proposals will advance commercial crew space transportation system concepts and mature the design and development of elements, including launch vehicles and spacecraft.

Teleconference participants are:
-- Philip McAlister, acting director, Commercial Spaceflight Development, NASA Headquarters, Washington
-- Edward Mango, program manager, Commercial Crew Program, Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
-- Andrew Hunter, deputy chief financial officer, NASA Headquarters

To participate in the teleconference, reporters need to e-mail their name, media affiliation and telephone number to Michael Braukus at by 3 p.m. EDT, Monday, April 18.

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live on NASA's website at:

For more information about NASA's Commercial Crew Program, visit:


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