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 has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX-DM2 (Demonstration Mission 2)

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Falcon 9 Block 5 | SpX USCV-1 (NASA Crew Flight 1)

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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.

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

2021-04-24T11:15:00+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

2021-04-28T09:00:00+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

2021-04-28T16:35:00+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.

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