NASA plans a two-phase strategy for the safety certification of its emerging commercial crew space transportation service providers, starting with the competitive award of up to four 15-month Certification Products Contracts (CPCs) in early 2013. The effort would lead to at least one Design Reference Mission test flight, with the goal of initiating regular, commercially flown crew transportation missions to the International Space Station (ISS) by 2017. The certification strategy was ...
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