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NASA reports SpaceX Completes Two Human-Critical Reviews for Commercial Crew Integrated Capability

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationHawthorn, CA – NASA reports that Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, CA, has recently completed two milestones for NASA’s Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative, which is intended to make commercial human spaceflight services available for government and commercial customers.

These were the fifth and sixth milestones for SpaceX, a partner in NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP). The company is on track to complete all 14 of its CCiCap milestones by mid-2014.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule, which are being matured for two NASA purposes: cargo and crew. (Photo credit: Jim Grossmann)

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule, which are being matured for two NASA purposes: cargo and crew. (Photo credit: Jim Grossmann)

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NASA’s Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative sees SpaceX move forward to Commercial Crew Phase

 

Written by Candrea Thomas

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationKennedy Space Center, FL – Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has completed its first three performance milestones for NASA’s Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative, which is intended to lead to the availability of commercial human spaceflight services for government and commercial customers.

During the company’s first milestone, a technical baseline review, NASA and SpaceX reviewed the Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket for crew transportation to low-Earth orbit and discussed future plans for ground operations for crewed flights.

This artist concept shows the second stage engine of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket igniting to send the company's Dragon capsule into orbit as the first stage falls away. (Image credit: SpaceX)

This artist concept shows the second stage engine of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket igniting to send the company’s Dragon capsule into orbit as the first stage falls away. (Image credit: SpaceX)

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