Commercial Crew and Cargo Program
Commercial Crew & Cargo Program

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Commercial Orbital Transportation Services

C3PO is responsible for managing NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) projects.

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The Commercial Spaceflight theme encompasses completion of commercial cargo capability milestones and will expand NASA's efforts to develop commercial crew capability to LEO and the ISS.

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Commercial Crew Program

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Alan Lindenmoyer, Manager, Commercial Crew & Cargo Program

Alan J. Lindenmoyer was appointed manager of the Commercial Crew and Cargo Program at the Johnson Space Center in November 2005. He is responsible for managing NASA’s investments to stimulate efforts within the private sector to develop and demonstrate space transportation capabilities that could ultimately lead to the availability of commercial cargo and human spaceflight services. The office manages Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) Space Act Agreements - innovative public-private partnerships to help develop and demonstrate the vehicles, ground systems, and orbital operations needed for cargo space transportation services to and from low-Earth orbit. COTS demonstrations have paved the way for the procurement of commercial services to resupply the International Space Station and other future Exploration needs. The office also managed the initial Commercial Crew Development agreements with private industry in 2010 to take the first steps toward the development of commercial human transportation capabilities.

Mr. Lindenmoyer has over 30 years of experience in NASA’s human spaceflight programs. He joined the Goddard Space Flight Center in 1982 as a cooperative education student and became a flight structures engineer upon receiving a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Studies with Engineering and a commercial/instrument pilot license from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 1983. In 1986, he received a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland. Mr. Lindenmoyer joined NASA Headquarters in 1987 as a structural dynamics manager for the Space Station Freedom Program. He moved to Houston in 1990 where he held progressively more responsible management positions in the International Space Station Program; including Assistant Manager for the Vehicle Office, Assistant to the Deputy Program Manager for Technical Development, Manager of the Configuration Management Office, and Technical Integration Manager.

Mr. Lindenmoyer received NASA’s Distinguished Service Medal, two NASA Outstanding Leadership Medals, and numerous other awards and fellowships throughout his career.