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January 21, 2015

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

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.

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 kyle.j.herring@nasa.gov 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 stephanie.a.martin@nasa.gov. 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
« Last Edit: 01/21/2015 09:26 PM by Chris Bergin »

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Coming up in 30 minutes time.... ;)
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Coming up in 30 minutes time.... ;)

Closer to 90, actually.  :(

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Coming up in 30 minutes time.... ;)

Closer to 90, actually.  :(

Whoops, time zone conversion error.  ;) It starts at 17:00 UTC.
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Let's all chip in with this. I want to concentrate on the resulting article (starting with Dragon 2).


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That's some epic elevator music on NASA TV.  ;D

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Gotta love NASA TV's sense of the dramatic with their intermission music.... Here goes....

Edit: Space travel gets the best elevators in the business...   :D
« Last Edit: 01/26/2015 04:01 PM by The Amazing Catstronaut »
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Bolden on. Emphasising that this is going to help get his/our granddaughters to mars.
« Last Edit: 01/26/2015 04:09 PM by The Amazing Catstronaut »
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Mr. Bolden says the astronaut office needs to look less grim.  :P

Hard to blame them though; if we're actually going to Mars, Congress needs to start talking about the dollars and cents.
« Last Edit: 01/26/2015 04:09 PM by RotoSequence »

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Bolden doing it for his grandkids, "thank you for getting my grandkids to Mars" - not literally ;)

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Notes Shuttle retirement was very difficult - and directly tied it into Columbia (obvious, but rare to tie it directly into that).

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Boosts the president a little: "Leading the charge"

Edit: Mentions that the SLS and ComCrew programs are "intertwined".
« Last Edit: 01/26/2015 04:12 PM by The Amazing Catstronaut »
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Being pretty honest about Mars always being 20 years away.....but says they are about to break that.

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