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15 in ’15: How Commercial Crew Advanced Toward Flight

22 Dec 2015, 18:12 UTC
15 in ’15: How Commercial Crew Advanced Toward Flight
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NASA’s Commercial Crew Program took vital steps in 2015 to move America closer to flying astronauts from its own soil aboard American spacecraft in 2017. Boeing and SpaceX, each a partner with NASA on separate crew transportation systems, performed systems tests, built up assembly areas and modified the launch pads at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to safely launch crew members from the storied shores of Florida’s Space Coast.
We chose the top 15 accomplishments, including:
- NASA Named First Four Astronauts to Train with Boeing and SpaceX
- United Launch Alliance Completed Crew Access Tower Column at SLC-41
- Crew Dragon Completed Pad Abort Test
Take a look at the full list at http://go.nasa.gov/1InI6kr
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