NASA, Boeing, SpaceX Discuss Plan for Launching American Astronauts from U.S. in 2017

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — NASA, Boeing and SpaceX will hold a news briefing on NASA Television at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston at noon EST (11 a.m. CST) Monday, Jan. 26, to highlight key development activities, test plans and objectives for achieving certification of two American crew transportation systems.

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Under Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contracts for NASA's Launch America initiative, Boeing and SpaceX will develop safe and reliable crew transportation to and from the International Space Station on American spacecraft launched from the United States. This initiative returns the American industry to the forefront of human exploration technology and operations and ends the nation's sole reliance on Russia for crew transportation to the space station.

The panelists are:

  • NASA Administrator Charles Bolden
  • Johnson Space Center Director Ellen Ochoa
  • Commercial Crew Program Manager Kathy Lueders
  • Vice President and General Manager of Boeing Space Exploration John Elbon
  • President and Chief Operating Officer of SpaceX Gwynne Shotwell
  • NASA astronaut Mike Fincke

To participate in the briefing at Johnson, reporters must contact Kyle Herring at 281-483-5111 or Email Contact no later than 4 p.m. Friday.

Reporters unable to attend in person who would like to submit questions should send them via email to Stephanie Martin at Email Contact. Those following the briefing on social media can ask questions using the hashtag #askNASA.

For NASA TV streaming video, schedule and downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

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

http://www.nasa.gov/commercialcrew

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Stephanie Schierholz, Headquarters, Washington, 202-358-1100
Email Contact Kyle Herring, Johnson Space Center, Houston, 281-483-5111
Email Contact Stephanie Martin, Kennedy Space Center, Fla., 321-867-2468
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Web: http://www.nasa.gov




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