NASA - Commercial Crew Development News
Overview: NASA & Commercial Partners push into busy 2013
January 10, 2013
NASA and its Commercial Partners are pushing into a busy year for the Commercial Crew Program after more milestones were met in 2012 with multiple US companies working to restore the capability of launching humans into orbit from the US. During a press briefing on Wednesday, NASA and its partners presented their statuses and plans for the future.
Still in the running are SpaceX with their Falcon 9 Launcher and Dragon Spacecraft, the Sierra Nevada Corporation and their Dream Chaser Spaceplane / Atlas V System, and Boeing with their CST-100 spacecraft also set to launch atop Atlas V. Also present at the briefing was Blue Origin, not a participant of CCiCap, but the company is willing to continue development of their Reusable Orbital Space Vehicle and Two-Stage Orbital Launch Vehicle without NASA funding.