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NASA Briefing With Commercial Crew Development Award Winners



April 27, 2011

Michael Braukus 
Headquarters, Washington      
202-358-1979 
michael.j.braukus@xxxxxxxx 

Candrea Thomas 
Kennedy Space Center, Fla. 
321-867-2468 
candrea.k.thomas@xxxxxxxx   


MEDIA ADVISORY: M11-086

NASA BRIEFING WITH COMMERCIAL CREW DEVELOPMENT AWARD WINNERS

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA will host a media briefing at 11 a.m. EDT 
Thursday, April 28, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to 
highlight the four companies selected for the second round of the 
agency's Commercial Crew Development (CCDev2) efforts. 

The briefing is part of the countdown activities for the final 
scheduled launch of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission to the 
International Space Station. Lift off is scheduled for 3:47 p.m. on 
Friday, April 29. 

The news conference participants are: 
-- Phil McAlister, acting director, Commercial Spaceflight 
Development, NASA Headquarters, Washington 
-- Ed Mango, program manager for NASA's Commercial Crew Program, 
Kennedy Space Center 
-- Rob Meyerson, program manager, Blue Origin, Kent, Wash. 
-- Mark Sirangelo, program manager, Sierra Nevada, Louisville, Colo. 
-- Garrett Reisman, program manager, SpaceX, Hawthorne, Calif. 
-- John Elbon, program manager, The Boeing Company, Houston 

On April 18, NASA awarded $269.3 million to these companies to 
accelerate the availability of U.S. commercial crew transportation 
capabilities and reduce the gap in American human spaceflight 
capability. Through this activity, NASA also may be able to spur 
economic growth as potential new space markets are created. Once 
developed, crew transportation capabilities could become available to 
commercial and government customers. 

The briefing will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed 
at: 



http://www.nasa.gov/ntv 


The NASA News Twitter feed will be updated throughout the shuttle 
launch countdown, mission and landing. To follow, visit: 



http://www.twitter.com/nasa 


Kennedy manages the agency's Commercial Crew Development efforts for 
the NASA's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate. 



http://www.nasa.gov/exploration   

	
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