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SpaceX and Boeing in home stretch for Commercial Crew readiness


With just one year to go until the scheduled completion of all uncrewed and crewed test flights for SpaceX and Boeing’s commercial crew transportation services, the NASA Advisory…

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The growing importance of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program


Birthed toward the end of the Space Shuttle program as a way for NASA astronauts to reach the International Space Station, the NASA’s Commercial Crew Program has taken…

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Soyuz independence drive continues as CCP companies progress


All three of the main contenders competing to return domestic crew launch capability to the United States are making good progress via the latest progress reports to the…

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United Launch Alliance celebrate 75 launch milestone


The United Launch Alliance (ULA) celebrated its 75 launch milestone when their Atlas V launch vehicle successfully lofted the AEHF-3 satellite out of Cape Canaveral Wednesday morning. While…

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Atlas V completes SAA milestones in preparation for crewed launches


The famous Atlas rocket continues to show it’s ready to once again launch humans into space, following the completion of NASA’s Space Act Agreement (SAA) milestones. Although the…

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ULA to use their experience to build a culture of Atlas V crew safety


With the two of the three Commercial Crew integrated Capability (CCiCap) funding initiatives awarded to vehicles that will ride on the Atlas V rocket, the United Launch Alliance…

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NASA and ULA confirm Atlas V baseline for human rated launches


The United Launch Alliance (ULA) have completed a major review into the ability to Human Rate the Atlas V launch vehicle. In cooperation with NASA, ULA engineers conducted…

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Sierra Nevada’s 5-year partnership with NASA – Progress on Dream Chaser


Five years after joining forces with NASA’s Langley Research Center, the Sierra Nevada Corporation continues to narrow its focus on their Dream Chaser spaceplane – a NASA Commercial…

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SNC Captive Carry test sees Dream Chaser take flight


Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) took their spacecraft for a ride on Tuesday, allowing it to taste the Colorado air via a Captive Carry test near the Rocky Mountain…

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ULA continue their transition back into the human space flight arena


The United Launch Alliance (ULA) – best known in recent years for their high end payload launch services – are continuing their transition back into Human Space Flight…

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Dream Chaser making impressive progress ahead of CCDev-3


Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) have provided a positive overview on their progress in readying their Dream Chaser spacecraft for commercial crew operations in 2016. A fan favorite –…

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The Respected Rocket – Atlas V making the early strides of the transition


While fancy youtube videos and twitter-based cheer-leading continues to be the weapon of choice against the post-Shuttle era depression, one vehicle is quietly going about its business with tangible results, as…

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Boeing’s CST-100 leases OPF-3 following NASA agreement with Space Florida


One of NASA’s Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) suitors – Boeing and their CST-100 spacecraft – have signed a 15 year lease to utilize Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF-3) at…

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China launches TianGong-1 to mark next human space flight milestone


After becoming the third nation to master the human spaceflight, China has made its next step in human space exploration with the launch of the unmanned space module…

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Atlas V wins again – Boeing selects launcher for their CST-100 capsule


The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V has once again found itself a new passenger, this time via the selection by Boeing to launch its CST-100 capsule as…

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NASA oversight of CCDev-2 Partners reveals progress milestones


NASA’s key Commercial Crew Development (CCDev-2) drive appears to be progressing to plan, as four companies press on with the development of their manned vehicles, with an aim…

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NASA and ULA agree SAA to complete the human rating of Atlas V


NASA and United Launch Alliance (ULA) have announced an agreement for technical support via NASA’s Commercial Crew Program focusing on the human rating of the Atlas V launch…

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ULA claim gap reducing solution via EELV exploration master plan


The United Launch Alliance (ULA) have created an expansive plan to utilize the Atlas and Delta Launch Vehicle families to provide the United States with an architecture that…

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SLC-41 completes EES installation ahead of Starliner missions


An Emergency Egress System (EES) has completed its installation into the Crew Access Tower (CAT) at Space Launch Complex -41 (SLC-41) in preparation for Atlas V launches with…

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Soyuz 2-1 launches maiden mission from Vostochny


A Soyuz rocket has conducted the first launch from Russia’s Vostochny Cosmodrome on Thursday – carrying the Mokhailo Lomonosov research satellite and two small secondary payloads. Following a…