NASA To Announce Awards For Commercial Crew Development

WASHINGTON -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 4:30 p.m. EDT
on Monday, April 18, to announce awards for the second round of the
Commercial Crew Development (CCDev2) effort.

These awards are a continuation of NASA's CCDev initiatives begun in
2009 to stimulate efforts within U.S. industry to develop and
demonstrate human spaceflight capabilities. The selected proposals
will advance commercial crew space transportation system concepts and
mature the design and development of elements, including launch
vehicles and spacecraft.

Teleconference participants are:
-- Philip McAlister, acting director, Commercial Spaceflight
Development, NASA Headquarters, Washington
-- Edward Mango, program manager, Commercial Crew Program, Kennedy
Space Center, Fla.
-- Andrew Hunter, deputy chief financial officer, NASA Headquarters

To participate in the teleconference, reporters need to e-mail their
name, media affiliation and telephone number to Michael Braukus at
michael.j.braukus@nasa.gov by 3 p.m. EDT, Monday, April 18.

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live on NASA's website at:


For more information about NASA's Commercial Crew Program, visit:


Source: NASA

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