NASA Commercial Crew Partner SpaceX Achieves Milestone in Safety Review

NASA Commercial Crew Partner SpaceX Achieves Milestone in Safety Review
Nov. 15, 2013

This is an artist concept of SpaceX's Dragon capsule in orbit. (Image Credit: SpaceX)

This is an artist concept of SpaceX’s Dragon capsule in orbit. (Image Credit: SpaceX)

Engineers and safety specialists from NASA and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) met in late October to review the safety of the Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket being developed to launch humans into low-Earth orbit later this decade.

The detailed overview of safety practices the company is implementing was a major milestone for SpaceX under a funded Space Act Agreement with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP).

SpaceX is one of NASA’s commercial partners working to develop a new generation of U.S. spacecraft and rockets capable of transporting humans to and from low-Earth orbit from American soil. NASA intends to use new commercial systems to fly U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station within the next four years.

Continue Learning: http://www.nasa.gov/press/2013/november/nasa-commercial-crew-partner-spacex-achieves-milestone-in-safety-review/#.Uoenh_mKK-0

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