NASA Announces Commercial Crew Initiative Forum

WASHINGTON -- NASA is hosting a forum to present an overview of common themes captured from industry responses to NASA's Commercial Crew Initiative Request For Information (RFI). The forum is scheduled for
9 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 19 at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St.
SW, Washington.

The RFI, issued on May 21, collected information from industry to help
NASA plan the overall strategy for the development and demonstration
of a commercial crew transport capability and to receive comments on
NASA human-rating technical requirements.

The Aug. 19 forum will include discussion about how NASA is addressing
the common themes in the responses and presentations on the
availability of agency facilities and the availability of service
arrangements for commercial providers. NASA managers also will
participate in a question-and-answer session.

Media interested in attending the conference must register by 5 p.m.
EDT Wednesday, Aug. 18 with Michael Braukus at:

The forum will be broadcast live on NASA Television and online via an
agency webcast. Viewers can to ask real-time questions and offer
comments online. For the Aug. 19 webcast, visit:


For NASA TV streaming video, schedules and downlink information, visit:


For information about NASA and agency programs, visit:


Source: NASA

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