Archive for September, 2012

Commercial Crew Selection Statement

Commercial Crew Selection Statement

NASA announced the winners of the Commercial Crew Integrated Capabilities round on August 3rd.  A selection statement released recently provides more insight into the decision and gives us some idea what to look for as this round progresses. The statement, which can be found here, outlines the strengths and weaknesses of each of the four proposals from ATK, […]

SpaceX Conducts Wet Dress Rehearsal for October Flight

SpaceX Conducts Wet Dress Rehearsal for October Flight

On August  31st, SpaceX successfully conducted a wet dress rehearsal for its upcoming mission to the International Space Station. After completing its final requirements under the COTS development program, SpaceX and NASA are poised to enter a new era of routine, regularly scheduled re-supply missions as part of the Commercial Resupply Contract.  With a tentative lauch date […]

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