NASA To Hold Commercial Crew Program Status Update Jan. 9

          NASA To Hold Commercial Crew Program Status Update Jan. 9

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan. 4, 2013

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --NASA will hold a
status update news conference to discuss the progress of the agency's
Commercial Crew Program (CCP) at 2 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 9. The briefing
from Kennedy Space Center in Florida will be broadcast live on NASA Television
and streamed on the agency's website.

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Through CCP, NASA is facilitating the development of U.S. commercial crew
space transportation capabilities to achieve safe, reliable and cost-effective
access to and from low-Earth orbit for potential future government and
commercial customers.

Briefing participants are:

-- Phil McAlister, NASA Commercial Spaceflight Development director
-- Ed Mango, NASA Commercial Crew Program manager
-- Rob Meyerson, Blue Origin president and program manager
-- John Mulholland, The Boeing Co. Commercial Programs Space Exploration vice
president and program manager
-- Mark Sirangelo, Sierra Nevada Corp vice president and SNC Space Systems
-- Garrett Reisman, Space Exploration Technologies Commercial Crew project

To participate by phone, media representatives must call the newsroom at
NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston at 281-483-5111, 15 minutes before the
briefing begins. Priority will be given to journalists participating in
person. Questions by phone will be taken as time permits. To participate via
Twitter, journalists should use the hashtag #askNASA.

For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit:

For more information about NASA's Commercial Crew Program, visit:


Contact: Joshua Buck, Headquarters, Washington, +1-202-358-1100,; Candrea Thomas, Kennedy Space Center, Fla., +1-321-867-2468,
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