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Report: NASA to Announce Commercial Crew Program Astronauts in August

NASA is set to announce on Aug. 3 the first batch of astronauts who will travel to the International Space Station under the Commercial Crew Program, Politico reported Friday. The space agency expects the program’s maiden mission to take place sometime in 2020. Boeing and SpaceX were awarded contracts worth up to $6.8 billion combined in September …

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GAO: NASA Needs Contingency Plan Amid Commercial Crew Program Delay

The Government Accountability Office has urged NASA to develop a contingency plan for U.S. operations at the International Space Station beyond 2018 as the contractors on the Commercial Crew Program are not able to meet certification requirements this year. GAO said in a report published February that Boeing and SpaceX have indicated they expect to achieve certification in …

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NASA Renews Crew Space Launch Deal with Russia

NASA has inked a $490 million contract with Russia to keep sending American astronauts to the International Space Station aboard Russian-built space vehicles. The deal was sealed after Congress failed to pass full funding for the Commercial Crew Program, NASA said Wednesday. The new contract extends U.S. reliance on Russian …

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Michael Lopez-Alegria Talks His Transition From NASA Astronaut to Leading the Commercial Spaceflight Federation & the Benefits of the CSF Mission

Michael Lopez-Alegria brings a three-decade background of service from NASA and the U.S. Navy to his role as president of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, a Washington-based trade association. The retired Navy captain and former astronaut has commanded one mission to the International Space Station and holds three records for U.S. …

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Charlie Bolden Details NASA’s FY 2015 Space Mission Budget Priorities

NASA has released a fiscal year 2015 budget proposal Tuesday that seeks funding for manned deep-space exploration, observatory and private spacecraft development programs, TheWire.com reported Tuesday. Danielle Wiener-Bronner writes Charlie Bolden, NASA administrator, detailed the agency’s budget priorities for the coming fiscal year on Tuesday via teleconference. The website reports that …

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