NASA to Announce New Agreements for Next Phase of Commercial Crew Development

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NASA to Announce New Agreements for Next Phase of Commercial Crew Development

WASHINGTON — NASA will emanate a news recover to announce new agreements with attention partners for a Commercial Crew integrated Capability (CCiCap) beginning during 9 a.m. EDT, Friday, Aug. 3. At 10 a.m. NASA will horde a news lecture from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, that will be promote live on NASA Television and a agency’s website. NASA also will horde a follow-up teleconference for media member with minute questions during 10:45 a.m., immediately following a briefing.

Through CCiCap, NASA is sensitive a private zone to rise and denote tellurian spaceflight capabilities that could eventually lead to a accessibility of blurb tellurian spaceflight services for both blurb and supervision customers.

CCiCap is an beginning of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program and a priority of a Obama Administration. The design of a module is to promote a growth of a U.S. blurb organisation space travel capability with a idea of achieving safe, arguable and cost-effective entrance to and from low Earth circuit and a International Space Station. After a capability is matured, NASA could squeeze blurb services to accommodate a space hire organisation travel needs.

Televised news lecture participants during Kennedy are:
— NASA Administrator Charles Bolden
— Kennedy Space Center Director Robert Cabana
— Commercial Crew Program Manager Ed Mango

News teleconference participants are:
— Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations Directorate William Gerstenmaier
— Director for Commercial Spaceflight Development Philip McAlister
— Deputy Manager for Commercial Crew Program Brent Jett

Media member wishing to attend a televised lecture in-person should arrive during Kennedy’s Press Site by 9:30 a.m. for entrance to a OSB-II facility, where a eventuality will take place. U.S. reporters but Kennedy accreditation contingency ask for certification by 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. International media accreditation for this eventuality is closed. Badges for this specific eventuality can be picked adult during a Kennedy Space Center Badging Office on State Road 405. Media contingency request for certification online at:

https://media.ksc.nasa.gov

To attend in a teleconference, reporters contingency e-mail their name, media connection and write series to Trent Perrotto during trent.j.perrotto@nasa.gov  by 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3.

For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to a 10 a.m. streaming video of a announcement, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

Audio of a 10:45 a.m. teleconference will be streamed live at:

http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio

To entrance display graphics during a telecon and for some-more information about NASA’s Commercial Crew Program and CCiCap, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/commercialcrew

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