Accelerating an American Ride to Low-Earth Orbit

Published on Jan 24, 2013 by NASA Kennedy

Together, NASA and its Commercial Crew Program partners are accelerating the development of rockets and spacecraft, ensuring American astronauts can launch from U.S. soil to the International Space Station and return safely by around the middle of the decade. During a Jan. 9 Status Update News Conference at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, representatives from NASA, Blue Origin, The Boeing Company, Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) Space Systems and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) talked about how their goals to end the gap in U.S. human access to space are aligned.

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