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News Archive / Tagged: CCP

  • Weather not favoring backup Demo-2 launch dates

    Patrick AttwellMay 28th, 2020

    Yesterday’s attempt to launch NASA’s and SpaceX’s Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station was plagued by weather issues that ultimately caused the attempt to be scrubbed. There remains the potential for weather complicate Saturday’s and Sunday’s launch attempts.

  • SpaceX prepares to launch Demo-2, schedule and timeline released

    Cullen DesforgesMay 26th, 2020

    As the world waits with bated breath, the Falcon 9 carrying Crew Dragon stands tall once again on pad 39A, ready to be given the final go for launch.

  • Flight plans released for SpaceX’s Demo-2 crewed mission

    Cullen DesforgesMay 14th, 2020

    During a recent joint NASA / SpaceX Demo-2 mission press conference, a clear picture was painted as to what launch day activities and the ensuing flight of Crew Dragon will look like.

  • Boeing to fly uncrewed Starliner mission for second time

    Theresa CrossApril 6th, 2020

    Boeing announced that Starliner would fly a second unmanned test mission in the Fall of 2020 from Florida due to an unsuccessful test flight in December of last year.

  • Boeing releases video from recent OFT mission

    Cullen DesforgesJanuary 16th, 2020

    Boeing has released video from its failed attempt to send its "Starliner" spacecraft to the International Space Station.

  • Gallery: ULA launches OFT-1 Starliner

    SpaceFlight InsiderDecember 20th, 2019

    While Boeing's Starliner spacecraft might not have made a very good first showing under its first Commercial Crew Program (CCP) flight - United Launch Alliance's Atlas V N422 was a complete success.

  • Critical tests for Boeing and SpaceX’s crewed efforts slated for next week

    Jason RhianNovember 1st, 2019

    If things go according to plan next week, NASA, Boeing and SpaceX will check key systems that are required to keep astronauts safe on their way to orbit. If these last checks can be completed, the agency could finally regain a capability it lost almost a decade ago.

  • With Crew Dragon’s first flight complete, where’s Boeing’s Starliner?

    Jason RhianMarch 19th, 2019

    In a video promoting Boeing's Starliner spacecraft the words "Your Ride Is Here" are prominently-placed. The statement suggests Starliner is prepped and ready to send crews to the ISS - but is it?

  • NASA and partners confirm: Astronauts to take part in commercial launches in 2017

    Josh TallisJanuary 26th, 2015

    In a news conference airing on NASA Television Monday, Jan. 26, NASA and its commercial partners sounded a note of optimism with respect to the agency’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP ). A panel of NASA administrators and astronauts sat alongside representatives from Boeing and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) to provide an updated assessment on exactly when […]

  • NASA proceeds with Commercial Crew contracts despite Sierra Nevada Corporation’s protest

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 11th, 2014

    NASA decided on Thursday, Oct. 8, to proceed with the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap ) contracts awarded to The Boeing Company and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX ) notwithstanding the bid protest filed at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) by Sierra Nevada Corporation.

  • SNC protest prompts GAO to halt development on NASA’s Commercial Crew Program

    SpaceFlight InsiderOctober 3rd, 2014

    TORONTO, Canada — As reported on SpaceflightNow.com, NASA directed both Boeing and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) to cease all production efforts on the two companies’ developing commercially-produced spacecraft. Last month, both were awarded contracts under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP) to develop vehicles that will ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station […]

  • SNC lays off staff, files protest over NASA CCP selections, mulls Dream Chaser’s future – UPDATE

    Jason RhianSeptember 26th, 2014

    According to reports appearing on Florida Today , Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC ) has laid off employees who were working on the company’s offering under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP ), the Dream Chaser space plane. SNC has also stated that it will continue to develop the spacecraft for possible use with other nations’ human-rated space […]

  • Space industry responds to NASA’s Commercial Crew decision

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 20th, 2014

    America may be one ‘giant leap’ closer to getting back to being a spacefaring player. NASA’s decision on Tuesday, Sept. 16 announcing the winners of the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contracts, gave the nation much anticipated proof that the time when the U.S. will regain the ability to send crews to space from U.S. soil is only a matter of […]

  • Commercial Crew Program: and the winner(s) are…

    SpaceFlight InsiderSeptember 16th, 2014

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla — Today, NASA took its next step towards launching humans from U.S. soil again. In a press conference, NASA administrator Charlie Bolden, Kennedy Space Center Director, Bob Cabana, and Commercial Crew Program Manager Kathy Lueders announced both Boeing and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) will be awarded contracts to build vehicles responsible for […]