Commercial Crew Program

Commercial Crew Program


The Commercial Crew Program (CCP) is a human spaceflight program operated by NASA, in association with American aerospace manufacturers Boeing and SpaceX. The program conducts rotations between the expeditions of the International Space Station program, transporting crews to and from the International Space Station (ISS) aboard Boeing Starliner and SpaceX Crew Dragon capsules, in the first crewed orbital spaceflights operated by private companies.


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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Boeing

Boeing as a space agency has recently provided NASA with assistance on sending humans to the ISS from American with both their construction of the CST-100 Starliner crew capsule and their work on the SLS Avionics to return to the moon and beyond. Their ventures in GPS satellite systems and Tracking and Data Relay Satellites provide information about earth-orbiting craft to stations on the ground. They also enable research on the ISS and will be helping with the construction of the Lunar Gateway.

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SpaceX

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX operates from many pads, on the East Coast of the US they operate from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. They also operate from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, usually for polar launches. Another launch site is being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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Related Events

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program News Conferences

2020-09-29T15:00:00+0000

NASA will highlight the first crew rotational flight of a U.S. commercial spacecraft with astronauts to the International Space Station with a trio of news conferences beginning 15:00 UTC to 19:30 UTC

SpaceX Crew-1 "Resilience" Crew Dragon Docking

2020-11-17T04:00:00+0000

The "Resilience" Crew Dragon will dock autonomously to the International Space Station, carrying JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi and NASA astronauts Victor J. Glover, Shannon Walker and Michael S. Hopkins to the International Space Station as crew members of Expedition 64.

SpaceX Crew-1 "Resilience" Crew Dragon Hatch Opening

2020-11-17T06:40:00+0000

The "Resilience" Crew Dragon hatch will be opened, allowing JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi and NASA astronauts Victor J. Glover, Shannon Walker and Michael S. Hopkins to enter the International Space Station as crew members of Expedition 64.

Crew-3 Crew Dragon Relocation

2021-01-31T00:00:00+0000

NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron as well as ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer will relocate the Crew Dragon spacecraft to IDA-3 located at the zenith port of the Harmony module.

SpaceX Crew-2 Crew News Conference

2021-03-01T19:00:00+0000

The crew of SpaceX's Crew-2 mission, NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur as well as JAXA astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will answer press questions during a live-streamed news conference.

"Resilience" Crew Dragon Relocation

2021-04-05T10:29:00+0000

NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi, will relocate the Crew Dragon spacecraft to prepare for the arrival of new crew members in late April and the upcoming delivery of new solar arrays this summer. The relocation will free Harmony’s forward port for the docking of Crew Dragon Endeavour, set to carry four crew members to the station on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission.

SpaceX Crew-2 "Endeavour" Crew Dragon Docking

2021-04-24T09:10:00+0000

The "Endeavour" Crew Dragon will dock autonomously to the International Space Station, carrying NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, JAXA astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet to the International Space Station as crew members of Expedition 65.

SpaceX Crew-2 "Endeavour" Crew Dragon Hatch Opening

2021-04-24T11:05:00+0000

The "Endeavour" Crew Dragon hatch will be opened, allowing NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, JAXA astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet to enter the International Space Station as crew members of Expedition 65.

SpaceX Crew-1 "Resilience" Crew Dragon Undocking

2021-05-02T00:35:00+0000

The "Resilience" Crew Dragon will undock from the International Space Station, carrying JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi and NASA astronauts Victor J. Glover, Shannon Walker and Michael S. Hopkins. It will then reenter the Earth's atmosphere and splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean.

SpaceX Crew-1 "Resilience" Crew Dragon Splashdown

2021-05-02T06:57:00+0000

The "Resilience" Crew Dragon will splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico, bringing JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi and NASA astronauts Victor J. Glover, Shannon Walker and Michael S. Hopkins back to Earth after spending almost six months on the International Space Station.

Boeing Starliner CFT Docking

2021-06-30T03:00:00+0000

The first crewed Boeing Starliner will dock to the International Space Station as part of its last test mission : CFT (Crewed Flight Test). Aboard the spacecraft will be NASA astronauts Barry Wilmore, Michael Fincke and Nicole Mann.

Boeing Starliner CFT Undocking

2021-06-30T23:59:00+0000

The first crewed Boeing Starliner will undock from the International Space Station as part of its last test mission : CFT (Crewed Flight Test). Aboard the spacecraft will be NASA astronauts Barry Wilmore, Michael Fincke and Nicole Mann.

"Endeavour" Crew Dragon Relocation

2021-07-21T10:30:00+0000

NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, JAXA astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will relocate the Crew Dragon spacecraft to IDA-3 located at the zenith port of the Harmony module. The relocation will free Harmony’s forward port for the docking of Crew-3, set to carry four crew members to the station in the fall of 2021.

Boeing Starliner OFT-2 Update

2021-08-13T17:00:00+0000

NASA and Boeing are continuing discussions on the status of the Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission, and will host a joint media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT, Friday, Aug. 13, to discuss the second uncrewed flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station, as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

SpaceX Crew-3 Mission Overview Press Conference

2021-10-06T17:00:00+0000

NASA will present an overview of SpaceX Crew-3 mission and discuss an upcoming crew rotation.

SpaceX Crew-3 Crew News Conference

2021-10-07T18:00:00+0000

NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, and Kayla Barron as well as ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer will answer press questions about their upcoming flight to International Space Station.

Boeing Starliner OFT-2 Update

2021-10-19T18:30:00+0000

NASA and Boeing will hold a joint teleconference at 18:30 UTC to update media on the company’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. Teams will discuss work on the oxidizer isolation valve issue that was discovered ahead of the planned uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission to the International Space Station in August.

SpaceX Crew-3 Pre-Launch News Conference

2021-10-29T16:00:00+0000

Representatives from NASA’s International Space Station Program, SpaceX, ESA, and the U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing will host a press conference ahead of Crew-3 launch to the International Space Station.

SpaceX Crew-2 Crew News Conference

2021-11-05T16:30:00+0000

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts will answer media questions about their time aboard the International Space Station as they prepare to return to Earth later this month.

SpaceX Crew-2 "Endeavour" Crew Dragon Undocking

2021-11-08T19:05:00+0000

The "Endeavour" Crew Dragon will undock from the International Space Station, carrying NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, JAXA astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet. It will then reenter the Earth's atmosphere and splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean.

SpaceX Crew-2 "Endeavour" Crew Dragon Splashdown

2021-11-09T03:33:00+0000

The "Endeavour" Crew Dragon will splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico, bringing NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, JAXA astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet back to Earth after spending six months on the International Space Station.

SpaceX Crew-3 Crew Dragon Docking

2021-11-11T23:33:00+0000

The Crew-3 Crew Dragon will dock autonomously to the International Space Station, carrying NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron as well as ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer to the International Space Station as crew members of Expedition 66.

SpaceX Crew-2 Crew News Conference

2021-11-15T14:15:00+0000

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts will answer media questions about their time aboard the International Space Station during a post-landing news conference.

SpaceX Crew-4 Mission Overview Press Conference

2022-03-31T14:30:00+0000

NASA will hold a mission overview news conference about the upcoming SpaceX Crew-4 mission to the International Space Station.

SpaceX Crew-4 Crew News Conference

2022-03-31T16:00:00+0000

NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Bob Hines, Jessica Watkins and ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti will answer press questions about their upcoming flight to International Space Station.

SpaceX Crew-3 Crew News Conference

2022-04-15T17:20:00+0000

NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, and Kayla Barron as well as ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer will answer press questions about their ongoing mission aboard the International Space Station.

SpaceX Crew-4 Crew Dragon Docking

2022-04-27T23:40:00+0000

The Crew-4 Crew Dragon will dock autonomously to the International Space Station, carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station.

Boeing Starliner OFT-2 Media Teleconference

2022-05-03T16:00:00+0000

NASA and Boeing will hold a joint media teleconference to discuss the OFT-2 mission and provide an update on spacecraft readiness. The teleconference will include the following participants: Kathryn Lueders, associate administrator of NASA’s Space Operations Mission Directorate, Steve Stich, manager of the Commercial Crew Program, Joel Montalbano, manager of NASA’s International Space Station Program, Dr. Michelle Parker, vice president and deputy general manager of Space and Launch at Boeing, Mark Nappi, vice president and program manager of the CST-100 Starliner at Boeing.

SpaceX Crew-3 Crew Dragon Undocking

2022-05-05T05:05:00+0000

The Crew-3 Crew Dragon will undock from the International Space Station, carrying NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron as well as ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer. It will then reenter the Earth's atmosphere and splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean.

SpaceX Crew-3 Crew Dragon Splashdown

2022-05-06T04:43:00+0000

The Crew-3 Crew Dragon will splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico, bringing NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron as well as ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer back to Earth after spending six months on the International Space Station.

SpaceX Crew-3 Return To Earth Media Teleconference

2022-05-06T06:00:00+0000

NASA will hold a Return to Earth media teleconference call from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston with Kathryn Lueders, associate administrator at NASA’s Space Operations Mission Directorate, Steve Stich, manager of NASA's Commercial Crew Program, Joel Montalbano, NASA 's International Space Station manager, William Gerstenmaier, vice president of Build and Flight Reliability at SpaceX, and Frank De Winne, ESA's International Space Station Program manager.

SpaceX Crew-3 Post-Splashdown Crew News Conference

2022-05-11T15:45:00+0000

Astronauts of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission, including crew members from NASA and ESA (European Space Agency), will answer questions about their recent mission aboard the International Space Station during a post-splashdown news conference.

Boeing Starliner OFT-2 Readiness Media Teleconference

2022-05-11T21:30:00+0000

NASA and Boeing will hold a media teleconference following the Flight Readiness Review for the agency’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2), the second uncrewed flight test of the company’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft for the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

Boeing Starliner OFT-2 Pre-Launch News Conference #2

2022-05-17T16:00:00+0000

NASA and Boeing will conduct a pre-launch news conference for the uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) of Boeing’s Starliner commercial crew spacecraft.

Boeing Starliner OFT-2 NASA Leadership Media Briefing

2022-05-18T17:00:00+0000

NASA leadership will answer media questions ahead of the uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) of Boeing’s Starliner commercial crew spacecraft.

Boeing Starliner OFT-2 Post-Launch News Conference

2022-05-20T01:00:00+0000

NASA and Boeing will conduct a post-launch news conference for the uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) of Boeing’s Starliner commercial crew spacecraft.

Boeing Starliner OFT-2 Docking

2022-05-21T00:28:00+0000

The Boeing CST-100 Starliner will dock with the International Space Station as part of its second uncrewed test flight.

Boeing Starliner OFT-2 Media Teleconference

2022-05-21T01:30:00+0000

Leaders from NASA and Boeing will participate in a media teleconference on the Starliner OFT-2 rendezvous and docking to the International Space Station

Boeing Starliner OFT-2 Hatch Opening

2022-05-21T15:30:00+0000

Starliner's hatch opening ceremony will commence following its successful docking with the International Space Station.

Boeing Starliner OFT-2 Undocking

2022-05-25T18:36:00+0000

The Boeing CST-100 Starliner will undock from the International Space Station and conduct a deorbit burn as part of its second uncrewed test flight. Following the deorbit burn the capsule will renter the Earth's atmosphere and land at the 'White Sands Missile Range' using its parachutes.

Boeing Starliner OFT-2 Landing

2022-05-25T22:49:00+0000

Following its deorbit burn, the Boeing CST-100 Starliner will reenter the Earth's atmosphere and land at the White Sands Missile Range using its parachutes.

Boeing Starliner OFT-2 Post-Landing News Conference

2022-05-26T01:00:00+0000

NASA and Boeing will conduct a post-landing news conference for the uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) of Boeing’s Starliner commercial crew spacecraft.

SpaceX Crew-5 Mission Overview Press Conference

2022-08-04T16:30:00+0000

NASA will host a mission overview news briefing about the upcoming Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station.

SpaceX Crew-5 Crew News Conference

2022-08-04T18:00:00+0000

NASA astronauts Nicole Mann, Josh Cassada, JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina will answer press questions regarding their upcoming mission to the International Space Station for the Crew-5 mission.

Boeing Starliner CFT Media Teleconference

2022-08-25T17:00:00+0000

NASA and Boeing will host a media teleconference to provide an update on the agency’s Boeing Crew Flight Test (CFT) to the International Space Station – the first flight with astronauts on the company’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft.

Crew-5 Flight Readiness Media Teleconference

2022-09-26T20:30:00+0000

NASA will hold a media briefing following the completion of the Crew-5 Flight Readiness Review.

SpaceX Crew-5 Crew Dragon Docking

2022-10-04T00:00:00+0000

The Crew-5 Crew Dragon will dock autonomously to the International Space Station, carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station.

SpaceX Crew-4 Crew Dragon Undocking

2022-10-31T00:00:00+0000

The Crew-4 Crew Dragon will undock from the International Space Station, carrying four astronauts. It will then reenter the Earth's atmosphere and splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean.

SpaceX Crew-4 Crew Dragon Splashdown

2022-10-31T03:00:00+0000

The Crew-4 Crew Dragon will splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico, bringing four astronauts back to Earth after spending six months on the International Space Station.

Boeing Starliner CFT Docking

2022-12-09T00:00:00+0000

The Boeing CST-100 Starliner will dock with the International Space Station as part of its crewed test flight.

Boeing Starliner CFT Landing

2022-12-14T00:00:00+0000

Following its deorbit burn, the Boeing CST-100 Starliner will reenter the Earth's atmosphere and land at the White Sands Missile Range using its parachutes.

Boeing Starliner CFT Undocking

2022-12-14T03:00:00+0000

The Boeing CST-100 Starliner will undock from the International Space Station and conduct a deorbit burn as part of its crewed test flight. Following the deorbit burn the capsule will renter the Earth's atmosphere and land at the 'White Sands Missile Range' using its parachutes.

Boeing Starliner-1 Relocation

2023-09-30T00:00:00+0000

The four Starliner-1 astronauts will relocate the Boeing Starliner spacecraft to IDA-3 located at the zenith port of the Harmony module.

Boeing Starliner-1 Docking

2023-09-30T01:00:00+0000

The Starliner-1 spacecraft will dock autonomously to the International Space Station, carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station.

Boeing Starliner-1 Undocking

2024-03-31T00:00:00+0000

The Boeing CST-100 Starliner will undock from the International Space Station and conduct a deorbit burn as part of its first operational mission. Following the deorbit burn the capsule will renter the Earth's atmosphere and land at the 'White Sands Missile Range' using its parachutes.

Boeing Starliner-1 Landing

2024-03-31T01:00:00+0000

Following its deorbit burn, the Boeing CST-100 Starliner will reenter the Earth's atmosphere and land at the White Sands Missile Range using its parachutes.

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