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SpaceX Presents CCtCap Certification Baseline Plan to NASA; Gwynne Shotwell Comments

SpaceX Presents CCtCap Certification Baseline Plan to NASA; Gwynne Shotwell Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

International Space StationSpaceX has presented its human space transportation plan to NASA as part of a certification baseline review phase of the agency’s Commercial Crew Transportation Capability program.

NASA said Friday the company outlined how it will build spacecraft and rocket systems to eventually ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station.

The firm’s Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 launch vehicle will also undergo rigorous testing and must pass safety requirements to obtain NASA approval.

“SpaceX designed the Dragon spacecraft with the ultimate goal of transporting people to space,“ said Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX president and chief operating officer.

“Successful completion of the certification baseline review represents a critical step in that effort,” Shotwell added.

The Dragon crew capsule will be designed to berth at ISS for as long as 210 days and to serve as haven at the event of a space emergency, according to NASA.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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