Tag: CCiCap

SpaceX Pad Abort Test Preview

SpaceX Pad Abort Test Preview

Image Credit: SpaceX NASA and SpaceX held a press conference at the Kennedy Space Center this morning to preview next week’s Pad Abort Test for the Commercial Crew Dragon capsule. SpaceX was represented by V.P. of Mission Assurance Hans Koenigsmann, and NASA by SpaceX Commercial Crew parter manager John Cowart. The test, which had been […]

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Boeing Completes Final CCiCap Milestones (Again?)

Boeing Completes Final CCiCap Milestones (Again?)

Image Credit: Boeing Note: NASA’s start work /stop work/ start work edicts to Boeing and SpaceX due to the Sierra Nevada Commercial Crew bid protest do not apply to the work being performed under CCiCap. The timing of this announcement is also a little strange. Boeing announced in August that it had completed all of […]

SpaceX Left Out of Commercial Crew? Don’t Bet on It

SpaceX Left Out of Commercial Crew? Don’t Bet on It

The Wall Street Journal set off a firestorm Monday evening with an article by Andy Pasztor suggesting that Boeing is about to be named the walk off winner in NASA’s next phase of the Commercial Crew Competition, CCtCap, with an award made in conjunction with Blue Origin. Anything could happen. As long time observers will […]

Is Vladimir Putin Deciding NASA’s Commercial Crew Program?

Is Vladimir Putin Deciding NASA’s Commercial Crew Program?

Innerspace.net Commentary With the passing of the first week in September, NASA is presumably within a few weeks of announcing the winner or winners in the next phase of its Commercial Crew program. That phase, labeled Commercial Crew Transportation Capability or CCtCap, will see the selection of which firm is going to provide crew transport […]

Boeing Completes Final Two Milestones Under CCiCap

Boeing Completes Final Two Milestones Under CCiCap

Image Credit : Boeing Boeing announced today that it has completed the final two of 20 milestones in the CCiCap phase of NASA’s Commercial Crew program.  The announcement comes only weeks or even days ahead of a NASA’s award in the next and final phase of the program, Commercial Crew Transportation Capability, or CCtCap.  According […]

NASA Commercial Crew Update For Recent Achievements

NASA Commercial Crew Update For Recent Achievements

NASA Press Release August 21, 2014 RELEASE 14-222 NASA and Commercial Partners Review Summer of Advancements NASA’s spaceflight experts in the Commercial Crew Program (CCP) met throughout July with aerospace partners to review increasingly advanced designs, elements and systems of the spacecraft and launch vehicles under development as part of the space agency’s Commercial Crew […]

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As August Rolls On, A Decision on Commercial Crew Looms Large

As August Rolls On, A Decision on Commercial Crew Looms Large

As the second full week of August begins, we are approaching ever closer to a critical decision point in the future of American space transportation, an award announcement in the final phase of NASA’s Commercial Crew program. The next phase, called CCtCap, or Commercial Crew Transportation Capability is notionally set to be awarded in “August […]

SpaceX Tests Dragon Parachutes for Commercial Crew

SpaceX Tests Dragon Parachutes for Commercial Crew

  NASA Press Release: January 17, 2014 RELEASE 14-018 NASA Commercial Crew Partner SpaceX Tests Dragon Parachute System Engineers and safety specialists from NASA and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) gathered in Morro Bay, Calif., in late December to demonstrate how the company’s Dragon spacecraft’s parachute system would function in the event of an emergency on […]

SpaceX Completes Commerical Crew Safety Review Milestone

SpaceX Completes Commerical Crew Safety Review Milestone

Note, the next launch of the Falcon 9 v1.1., and the first from Cape Canaveral, is provisionally set for Monday, November 25th. NASA Press Release RELEASE 13-337 NASA Commercial Crew Partner SpaceX Achieves Milestone in Safety Review Engineers and safety specialists from NASA and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) met in late October to review the […]

SpaceX Completes 7th CCiCap Milestone

SpaceX Completes 7th CCiCap Milestone

NASA Press Release RELEASE 13-255 NASA Commercial Crew Partner SpaceX Completes Orbit and Entry Review NASA Commercial Crew Program (CCP) partner Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) recently reviewed the systems critical to sustaining crews in orbit and returning them safely to Earth aboard the company’s Dragon spacecraft. SpaceX is one of three commercial space companies working […]

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