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POWAY, Calif. – During NASA's Commercial Crew Development Round 1 CCDev1 activities, the rocket motor under development by Sierra Nevada Corp. for its Dream Chaser spacecraft successfully fires at the company's rocket test facility located near San Diego. NASA team members reviewed the motor's system and then watched it fire three times in one day, including one firing under vacuum ignition conditions. The tests, which simulated a complete nominal mission profile, demonstrated the multiple restart capability of Sierra Nevada's hybrid rocket. Two of the company's designed and developed hybrid rocket motors will be used as the main propulsion system on the Dream Chaser after launching aboard an Atlas V rocket. Dream Chaser is one of five systems NASA invested in during CCDev1 in order to aid in the innovation and development of American-led commercial capabilities for crew transportation and rescue services to and from the International Space Station and other low Earth orbit destinations. In 2011, NASA's Commercial Crew Program CCP entered into another funded Space Act Agreement with Sierra Nevada for the second round of commercial crew development CCDev2) so the company could further develop its Dream Chaser spacecraft for NASA transportation services. For information about CCP, visit www.nasa.gov/commercialcrew. Photo credit: Sierra Nevada Corp. KSC-2012-1013

POWAY, Calif. – During NASA's Commercial Crew Development Round 1 CCDe...

POWAY, Calif. – During NASA's Commercial Crew Development Round 1 CCDev1 activities, the rocket motor under development by Sierra Nevada Corp. for its Dream Chaser spacecraft successfully fires at the company's... more

BOULDER, Colo. – A Sierra Nevada Corp. team member examines the company's structural test article for the Dream Chaser spacecraft in the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Facility for Advanced Spatial Technology. The university is one of Sierra Nevada’s partners on the design and development of the Dream Chaser orbital crew vehicle. Dream Chaser is one of five systems NASA invested in during Commercial Crew Development Round 1 CCDev1 activities in order to aid in the innovation and development of American-led commercial capabilities for crew transportation and rescue services to and from the International Space Station and other low Earth orbit destinations. In 2011, NASA's Commercial Crew Program CCP entered into another funded Space Act Agreement with Sierra Nevada for the second round of commercial crew development CCDev2) so the company could further develop its Dream Chaser spacecraft for NASA transportation services. For information about CCP, visit www.nasa.gov/commercialcrew. Photo credit: Sierra Nevada Corp. KSC-2012-1014

BOULDER, Colo. – A Sierra Nevada Corp. team member examines the compan...

BOULDER, Colo. – A Sierra Nevada Corp. team member examines the company's structural test article for the Dream Chaser spacecraft in the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Facility for Advanced Spatial Technol... more

LOUISVILLE, Colo. – During NASA's Commercial Crew Development Round 2 CCDev2) activities for the Commercial Crew Program CCP, Sierra Nevada Corp. SNC built a Simulator and Avionics Laboratory to help engineers evaluate the Dream Chaser's characteristics during the piloted phases of flight. Located at Sierra Nevada’s Space Systems facility in Louisville, Colo., it consists of a physical cockpit and integrated simulation hardware and software. The simulator is linked to the Vehicle Avionics Integration Laboratory, or VAIL, which serves as a platform for Dream Chaser avionics development, engineering testing and integration. VAIL also will also be used for verification and validation of avionics and software.  Sierra Nevada is one of seven companies NASA entered into Space Act Agreements SAAs with during CCDev2 to aid in the innovation and development of American-led commercial capabilities for crew transportation and rescue services to and from the International Space Station and other low Earth orbit destinations. For information about CCP, visit www.nasa.gov/commercialcrew.  Photo credit: Sierra Nevada Corp. KSC-2012-2891

LOUISVILLE, Colo. – During NASA's Commercial Crew Development Round 2 ...

LOUISVILLE, Colo. – During NASA's Commercial Crew Development Round 2 CCDev2) activities for the Commercial Crew Program CCP, Sierra Nevada Corp. SNC built a Simulator and Avionics Laboratory to help engineers ... more

LOUISVILLE, Colo. – During NASA's Commercial Crew Development Round 2 CCDev2) activities for the Commercial Crew Program CCP, Sierra Nevada Corp. SNC delivered the primary structure of its Dream Chaser flight test vehicle to the company’s office in Louisville, Colo. SNC engineers currently are assembling the full-scale prototype, which includes the integration of secondary structures and subsystems. This all-composite structure of the company's planned winged spacecraft, the Dream Chaser, will be used to carry out several remaining CCDev2 milestones including a captive carry flight and the first approach and landing test of the spacecraft. During the captive carry flight, a carrier aircraft will the Dream Chaser vehicle over NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif. Sierra Nevada is one of seven companies NASA entered into Space Act Agreements SAAs with during CCDev2 to aid in the innovation and development of American-led commercial capabilities for crew transportation and rescue services to and from the International Space Station and other low Earth orbit destinations. For information about CCP, visit www.nasa.gov/commercialcrew. Photo credit: Sierra Nevada Corp. KSC-2012-1308

LOUISVILLE, Colo. – During NASA's Commercial Crew Development Round 2 ...

LOUISVILLE, Colo. – During NASA's Commercial Crew Development Round 2 CCDev2) activities for the Commercial Crew Program CCP, Sierra Nevada Corp. SNC delivered the primary structure of its Dream Chaser flight t... more

Commercial Crew Program: The Commercial Crew Program at Kennedy Space Center is leading NASA’s efforts to develop the next United States capability for crew transportation and rescue services to and from the International Space Station ISS and other low Earth orbit destinations by the middle of the decade. The outcome of this capability is expected to stimulate and expand the U.S. space transportation industry. Poster designed by Kennedy Space Center Graphics Department/Greg Lee. Credit: NASA KSC-2012-1847

Commercial Crew Program: The Commercial Crew Program at Kennedy Space ...

Commercial Crew Program: The Commercial Crew Program at Kennedy Space Center is leading NASA’s efforts to develop the next United States capability for crew transportation and rescue services to and from the In... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel salute or stand at attention during a flag folding ceremony at the 9/11 memorial dedication ceremony.    Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorated the 11th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that included a minute of silence at 10:28 a.m., which was the moment of collapse of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Kennedy center-wide emergency units dispatched by Fire Control engaged in one-minute sirens, the new memorial was dedicated and the Honor Guard performed a flag-folding ceremony. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis KSC-2012-4928

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Cente...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel salute or stand at attention during a flag folding ceremony at the 9/11 memorial dedication ceremony... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel stand at attention as Kennedy Director Robert Cabana participates in a 9/11 memorial dedication at Fire Station 1.    Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorated the 11th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that included a minute of silence at 10:28 a.m., which was the moment of collapse of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Kennedy center-wide emergency units dispatched by Fire Control engaged in one-minute sirens, the new memorial was dedicated and the Honor Guard performed a flag-folding ceremony. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis KSC-2012-4925

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Cente...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel stand at attention as Kennedy Director Robert Cabana participates in a 9/11 memorial dedication at F... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel stand at attention as Kennedy Director Robert Cabana, at right, participates in a 9/11 memorial dedication at Fire Station 1.    Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorated the 11th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that included a minute of silence at 10:28 a.m., which was the moment of collapse of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Kennedy center-wide emergency units dispatched by Fire Control engaged in one-minute sirens, the new memorial was dedicated and the Honor Guard performed a flag-folding ceremony. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis KSC-2012-4922

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Cente...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel stand at attention as Kennedy Director Robert Cabana, at right, participates in a 9/11 memorial dedi... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Fire and Rescue personnel stand at attention during a 9/11 memorial dedication ceremony in front of Fire Station 1 at Kennedy in Florida.    Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorated the 11th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that included a minute of silence at 10:28 a.m., which was the moment of collapse of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Kennedy center-wide emergency units dispatched by Fire Control engaged in one-minute sirens, the new memorial was dedicated and the Honor Guard performed a flag-folding ceremony. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis KSC-2012-4921

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Fire and Rescue per...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Fire and Rescue personnel stand at attention during a 9/11 memorial dedication ceremony in front of Fire Station 1 at Kennedy in Florida. Kennedy Fire and R... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a new 9/11 memorial was dedicated during a ceremony held by Kennedy’s Fire and Rescue personnel.    Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorated the 11th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that included a minute of silence at 10:28 a.m., which was the moment of collapse of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Kennedy center-wide emergency units dispatched by Fire Control engaged in one-minute sirens, the new memorial was dedicated and the Honor Guard performed a flag-folding ceremony. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis KSC-2012-4926

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Cente...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a new 9/11 memorial was dedicated during a ceremony held by Kennedy’s Fire and Rescue personnel. Kennedy Fire and Rescue Se... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel salute as the American flag is raised during the 9/11 memorial dedication ceremony.    Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorated the 11th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that included a minute of silence at 10:28 a.m., which was the moment of collapse of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Kennedy center-wide emergency units dispatched by Fire Control engaged in one-minute sirens, the new memorial was dedicated and the Honor Guard performed a flag-folding ceremony. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis KSC-2012-4930

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Cente...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel salute as the American flag is raised during the 9/11 memorial dedication ceremony. Kennedy Fire ... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Director Robert Cabana participates in a 9/11 memorial dedication in front of Fire Station 1 at Kennedy in Florida.    Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorated the 11th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that included a minute of silence at 10:28 a.m., which was the moment of collapse of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Kennedy center-wide emergency units dispatched by Fire Control engaged in one-minute sirens, the new memorial was dedicated and the Honor Guard performed a flag-folding ceremony. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis KSC-2012-4919

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Director Robert Cab...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Director Robert Cabana participates in a 9/11 memorial dedication in front of Fire Station 1 at Kennedy in Florida. Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemo... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel salute as the American flag is raised during the 9/11 memorial dedication ceremony.    Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorated the 11th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that included a minute of silence at 10:28 a.m., which was the moment of collapse of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Kennedy center-wide emergency units dispatched by Fire Control engaged in one-minute sirens, the new memorial was dedicated and the Honor Guard performed a flag-folding ceremony. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis KSC-2012-4932

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Cente...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel salute as the American flag is raised during the 9/11 memorial dedication ceremony. Kennedy Fire ... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel salute as the American flag is raised during the 9/11 memorial dedication ceremony.    Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorated the 11th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that included a minute of silence at 10:28 a.m., which was the moment of collapse of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Kennedy center-wide emergency units dispatched by Fire Control engaged in one-minute sirens, the new memorial was dedicated and the Honor Guard performed a flag-folding ceremony. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis KSC-2012-4933

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Cente...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel salute as the American flag is raised during the 9/11 memorial dedication ceremony. Kennedy Fire ... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel stand at attention as Kennedy Director Robert Cabana, at right, participates in a 9/11 memorial dedication at Fire Station 1.    Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorated the 11th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that included a minute of silence at 10:28 a.m., which was the moment of collapse of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Kennedy center-wide emergency units dispatched by Fire Control engaged in one-minute sirens, the new memorial was dedicated and the Honor Guard performed a flag-folding ceremony. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis KSC-2012-4924

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Cente...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel stand at attention as Kennedy Director Robert Cabana, at right, participates in a 9/11 memorial dedi... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a horseless carriage in memory of firefighters lost on 9/11 is on display during the 9/11 memorial dedication ceremony.    Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorated the 11th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that included a minute of silence at 10:28 a.m., which was the moment of collapse of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Kennedy center-wide emergency units dispatched by Fire Control engaged in one-minute sirens, the new memorial was dedicated and the Honor Guard performed a flag-folding ceremony. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis KSC-2012-4936

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Cente...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a horseless carriage in memory of firefighters lost on 9/11 is on display during the 9/11 memorial dedication ceremony. Ken... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel stand at attention as Kennedy Director Robert Cabana, at right, participates in a 9/11 memorial dedication at Fire Station 1.    Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorated the 11th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that included a minute of silence at 10:28 a.m., which was the moment of collapse of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Kennedy center-wide emergency units dispatched by Fire Control engaged in one-minute sirens, the new memorial was dedicated and the Honor Guard performed a flag-folding ceremony. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis KSC-2012-4923

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Cente...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel stand at attention as Kennedy Director Robert Cabana, at right, participates in a 9/11 memorial dedi... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel gathered near the new 9/11 memorial after the dedication ceremony.    Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorated the 11th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that included a minute of silence at 10:28 a.m., which was the moment of collapse of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Kennedy center-wide emergency units dispatched by Fire Control engaged in one-minute sirens, the new memorial was dedicated and the Honor Guard performed a flag-folding ceremony. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis KSC-2012-4937

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Cente...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel gathered near the new 9/11 memorial after the dedication ceremony. Kennedy Fire and Rescue Servic... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, from left, Thomas Keller, program manager with Chenega Security and Support Solutions on the Kennedy Protective Services contract, and Kennedy Space Center Director Robert Cabana stand at attention during the 9/11 memorial dedication ceremony at Fire Station 1.    Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorated the 11th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that included a minute of silence at 10:28 a.m., which was the moment of collapse of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Kennedy center-wide emergency units dispatched by Fire Control engaged in one-minute sirens, the new memorial was dedicated and the Honor Guard performed a flag-folding ceremony. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis KSC-2012-4935

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, from...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, from left, Thomas Keller, program manager with Chenega Security and Support Solutions on the Kennedy Protective Services contract, and Kennedy S... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel salute or stand at attention during the 9/11 memorial dedication ceremony.    Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorated the 11th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that included a minute of silence at 10:28 a.m., which was the moment of collapse of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Kennedy center-wide emergency units dispatched by Fire Control engaged in one-minute sirens, the new memorial was dedicated and the Honor Guard performed a flag-folding ceremony. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis KSC-2012-4929

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Cente...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel salute or stand at attention during the 9/11 memorial dedication ceremony. Kennedy Fire and Rescu... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel pause for a moment of silence during the 9/11 memorial dedication ceremony.    Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorated the 11th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that included a minute of silence at 10:28 a.m., which was the moment of collapse of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Kennedy center-wide emergency units dispatched by Fire Control engaged in one-minute sirens, the new memorial was dedicated and the Honor Guard performed a flag-folding ceremony. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis KSC-2012-4927

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Cente...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel pause for a moment of silence during the 9/11 memorial dedication ceremony. Kennedy Fire and Resc... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel salute during the 9/11 memorial dedication ceremony.    Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorated the 11th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that included a minute of silence at 10:28 a.m., which was the moment of collapse of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Kennedy center-wide emergency units dispatched by Fire Control engaged in one-minute sirens, the new memorial was dedicated and the Honor Guard performed a flag-folding ceremony. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis KSC-2012-4931

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Cente...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel salute during the 9/11 memorial dedication ceremony. Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorate... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Fire and Rescue personnel stand at attention during a 9/11 memorial dedication ceremony in front of Fire Station 1 at Kennedy in Florida.    Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorated the 11th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that included a minute of silence at 10:28 a.m., which was the moment of collapse of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Kennedy center-wide emergency units dispatched by Fire Control engaged in one-minute sirens, the new memorial was dedicated and the Honor Guard performed a flag-folding ceremony. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis KSC-2012-4920

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Fire and Rescue per...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Fire and Rescue personnel stand at attention during a 9/11 memorial dedication ceremony in front of Fire Station 1 at Kennedy in Florida. Kennedy Fire and R... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A new 9/11 memorial was dedicated in front of Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.    Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorated the 11th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that included a minute of silence at 10:28 a.m., which was the moment of collapse of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Kennedy center-wide emergency units dispatched by Fire Control engaged in one-minute sirens, the new memorial was dedicated and the Honor Guard performed a flag-folding ceremony. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis KSC-2012-4918

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A new 9/11 memorial was dedicated in front of F...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A new 9/11 memorial was dedicated in front of Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorated the 11th anniversary of 9/11 with ... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel salute or stand at attention as the American flag is raised during the 9/11 memorial dedication ceremony.    Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorated the 11th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that included a minute of silence at 10:28 a.m., which was the moment of collapse of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Kennedy center-wide emergency units dispatched by Fire Control engaged in one-minute sirens, the new memorial was dedicated and the Honor Guard performed a flag-folding ceremony. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis KSC-2012-4934

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Cente...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel salute or stand at attention as the American flag is raised during the 9/11 memorial dedication cere... more

VAN HORN, Texas –  Blue Origin test fires a powerful new hydrogen- and oxygen-fueled American rocket engine at the company's West Texas facility. During the test, the BE-3 engine fired at full power for more than two minutes to simulate a launch, then paused for about four minutes, mimicking a coast through space before it re-ignited for a brief final burn. The last phase of the test covered the work the engine could perform in landing the booster back softly on Earth. Blue Origin, a partner of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, or CCP, is developing its Orbital Launch Vehicle, which could eventually be used to launch the company's Space Vehicle into orbit to transport crew and cargo to low-Earth orbit.    CCP is aiding in the innovation and development of American-led commercial capabilities for crew transportation and rescue services to and from the station and other low-Earth orbit destinations by the end of 2017. For information about CCP, visit www.nasa.gov/commercialcrew. Photo credit: NASA/Lauren Harnett KSC-2013-4198

VAN HORN, Texas – Blue Origin test fires a powerful new hydrogen- and...

VAN HORN, Texas – Blue Origin test fires a powerful new hydrogen- and oxygen-fueled American rocket engine at the company's West Texas facility. During the test, the BE-3 engine fired at full power for more th... more

VAN HORN, Texas – Blue Origin’s test stand, back right, is framed by a wind mill at the company’s West Texas facility. The company used this test stand to fire its powerful new hydrogen- and oxygen-fueled American rocket engine, the BE-3. The engine fired at full power for more than two minutes to simulate a launch, then paused for about four minutes, mimicking a coast through space before it re-ignited for a brief final burn. The last phase of the test covered the work the engine could perform in landing the booster back softly on Earth. Blue Origin, a partner of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, or CCP, is developing its Orbital Launch Vehicle, which could eventually be used to launch the company's Space Vehicle into orbit to transport crew and cargo to low-Earth orbit. CCP is aiding in the innovation and development of American-led commercial capabilities for crew transportation and rescue services to and from the station and other low-Earth orbit destinations by the end of 2017. For information about CCP, visit www.nasa.gov/commercialcrew. Photo credit: NASA/Lauren Harnett KSC-2013-4164

VAN HORN, Texas – Blue Origin’s test stand, back right, is framed by a...

VAN HORN, Texas – Blue Origin’s test stand, back right, is framed by a wind mill at the company’s West Texas facility. The company used this test stand to fire its powerful new hydrogen- and oxygen-fueled Ameri... more

VAN HORN, Texas – Blue Origin test fires a powerful new hydrogen- and oxygen-fueled American rocket engine at the company's West Texas facility. During the test, the BE-3 engine fired at full power for more than two minutes to simulate a launch, then paused for about four minutes, mimicking a coast through space before it re-ignited for a brief final burn. The last phase of the test covered the work the engine could perform in landing the booster back softly on Earth. Blue Origin, a partner of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, or CCP, is developing its Orbital Launch Vehicle, which could eventually be used to launch the company's Space Vehicle into orbit to transport crew and cargo to low-Earth orbit.    CCP is aiding in the innovation and development of American-led commercial capabilities for crew transportation and rescue services to and from the station and other low-Earth orbit destinations by the end of 2017. For information about CCP, visit www.nasa.gov/commercialcrew. Photo credit: Blue Origin KSC-2013-4124

VAN HORN, Texas – Blue Origin test fires a powerful new hydrogen- and ...

VAN HORN, Texas – Blue Origin test fires a powerful new hydrogen- and oxygen-fueled American rocket engine at the company's West Texas facility. During the test, the BE-3 engine fired at full power for more tha... more

VAN HORN, Texas – The sun sets over a test stand at Blue Origin’s West Texas facility. The company used this test stand to fire its powerful new hydrogen- and oxygen-fueled American rocket engine, the BE-3, on Nov. 20. The BE-3 fired at full power for more than two minutes to simulate a launch, then paused for about four minutes, mimicking a coast through space before it re-ignited for a brief final burn. The last phase of the test covered the work the engine could perform in landing the booster back softly on Earth. Blue Origin, a partner of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, or CCP, is developing its Orbital Launch Vehicle, which could eventually be used to launch the company's Space Vehicle into orbit to transport crew and cargo to low-Earth orbit.    CCP is aiding in the innovation and development of American-led commercial capabilities for crew transportation and rescue services to and from the station and other low-Earth orbit destinations by the end of 2017. For information about CCP, visit www.nasa.gov/commercialcrew. Photo credit: NASA/Lauren Harnett KSC-2013-4197

VAN HORN, Texas – The sun sets over a test stand at Blue Origin’s West...

VAN HORN, Texas – The sun sets over a test stand at Blue Origin’s West Texas facility. The company used this test stand to fire its powerful new hydrogen- and oxygen-fueled American rocket engine, the BE-3, on ... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Lisa Colloredo, left, associate program manager of NASA's Commercial Crew Program, and Pam Underwood of the Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Commercial Transportation, both panelists of the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability, or CCtCap, Pre-Proposal Conference, take questions during an industry conference inside the Television Auditorium at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The conference was held following the Commercial Crew Program, or CCP, request for proposals from commercial companies for a development and certification contract under CCtCap. The contract will provide a finish line for the agency following more than four years of development work by CCP and American aerospace companies. CCtCap is the second phase of a two-phase certification plan for privately built and operated integrated crew transportation systems. CCP’s goal is to aid in the development of commercial capabilities for crew transportation and rescue services to and from the International Space Station and other low-Earth orbit destinations by the end of 2017. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2013-4232

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Lisa Colloredo, left, associate program manager...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Lisa Colloredo, left, associate program manager of NASA's Commercial Crew Program, and Pam Underwood of the Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Commercial Transportation, both pan... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Pam Underwood of the Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Commercial Transportation and a panelist of the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability, or CCtCap, Pre-Proposal Conference, is seen before the start of an industry conference inside the Television Auditorium at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The conference was held following the Commercial Crew Program, or CCP, request for proposals from commercial companies for a development and certification contract under CCtCap. The contract will provide a finish line for the agency following more than four years of development work by CCP and American aerospace companies. CCtCap is the second phase of a two-phase certification plan for privately built and operated integrated crew transportation systems. CCP’s goal is to aid in the development of commercial capabilities for crew transportation and rescue services to and from the International Space Station and other low-Earth orbit destinations by the end of 2017. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2013-4230

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Pam Underwood of the Federal Aviation Administr...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Pam Underwood of the Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Commercial Transportation and a panelist of the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability, or CCtCap, Pre-Proposal Confere... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Lisa Colloredo, associate program manager of NASA's Commercial Crew Program and a panelist of the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability, or CCtCap, Pre-Proposal Conference, is seen before the start of an industry conference inside the Television Auditorium at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The conference was held following the Commercial Crew Program, or CCP, request for proposals from commercial companies for a development and certification contract under CCtCap. The contract will provide a finish line for the agency following more than four years of development work by CCP and American aerospace companies. CCtCap is the second phase of a two-phase certification plan for privately built and operated integrated crew transportation systems. CCP’s goal is to aid in the development of commercial capabilities for crew transportation and rescue services to and from the International Space Station and other low-Earth orbit destinations by the end of 2017. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2013-4229

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Lisa Colloredo, associate program manager of NA...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Lisa Colloredo, associate program manager of NASA's Commercial Crew Program and a panelist of the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability, or CCtCap, Pre-Proposal Conference, is seen be... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Lisa Colloredo, left, associate program manager of NASA's Commercial Crew Program, and Pam Underwood of the Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Commercial Transportation, both panelists of the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability, or CCtCap, Pre-Proposal Conference, are seen before the start of an industry conference inside the Television Auditorium at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The conference was held following the Commercial Crew Program, or CCP, request for proposals from commercial companies for a development and certification contract under CCtCap. The contract will provide a finish line for the agency following more than four years of development work by CCP and American aerospace companies. CCtCap is the second phase of a two-phase certification plan for privately built and operated integrated crew transportation systems. CCP’s goal is to aid in the development of commercial capabilities for crew transportation and rescue services to and from the International Space Station and other low-Earth orbit destinations by the end of 2017. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2013-4231

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Lisa Colloredo, left, associate program manager...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Lisa Colloredo, left, associate program manager of NASA's Commercial Crew Program, and Pam Underwood of the Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Commercial Transportation, both pan... more

Cape Canaveral, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the 9/11 memorial is shown before a ceremony held by Kennedy’s Fire and Rescue personnel. Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorated the 13th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that included a minute of silence at 10:28 a.m., which was the moment of collapse of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Photo credit: Jim Grossmann KSC-2014-3800

Cape Canaveral, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Cente...

Cape Canaveral, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the 9/11 memorial is shown before a ceremony held by Kennedy’s Fire and Rescue personnel. Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services com... more

Cape Canaveral, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel stand at attention as the American flag is raised during a ceremony held by Kennedy’s Fire and Rescue personnel. Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorated the 13th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that included a minute of silence at 10:28 a.m., which was the moment of collapse of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Photo credit: Jim Grossmann KSC-2014-3806

Cape Canaveral, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Cente...

Cape Canaveral, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel stand at attention as the American flag is raised during a ceremony held by Kennedy’s Fire and Rescu... more

Cape Canaveral, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Kennedy Space Center Fire Chief Richard Anderson, center and Commander of the Honor Guard James Dumont, left, share emotional words at the 9/11 memorial during a ceremony held by Kennedy’s Fire and Rescue personnel. Behind the pair are members of NASA's Protective Services. Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorated the 13th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that included a minute of silence at 10:28 a.m., which was the moment of collapse of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Photo credit: Jim Grossmann KSC-2014-3802

Cape Canaveral, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Cente...

Cape Canaveral, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Kennedy Space Center Fire Chief Richard Anderson, center and Commander of the Honor Guard James Dumont, left, share emotional ... more

Cape Canaveral, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the 9/11 memorial emblem is shown during a ceremony held by Kennedy’s Fire and Rescue personnel. Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorated the 13th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that included a minute of silence at 10:28 a.m., which was the moment of collapse of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Photo credit: Jim Grossmann KSC-2014-3801

Cape Canaveral, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Cente...

Cape Canaveral, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the 9/11 memorial emblem is shown during a ceremony held by Kennedy’s Fire and Rescue personnel. Kennedy Fire and Rescue Servi... more

Cape Canaveral, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Gabe Wingard and Steve Dudgeon, both with NASA's Protective Services, fold the commemorative flag during a ceremony held by Kennedy’s Fire and Rescue personnel. Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorated the 13th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that included a minute of silence at 10:28 a.m., which was the moment of collapse of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Photo credit: Jim Grossmann KSC-2014-3805

Cape Canaveral, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Cente...

Cape Canaveral, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Gabe Wingard and Steve Dudgeon, both with NASA's Protective Services, fold the commemorative flag during a ceremony held by Ke... more

Cape Canaveral, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel salute or stand at attention as the American flag is raised during a ceremony held by Kennedy’s Fire and Rescue personnel. Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorated the 13th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that included a minute of silence at 10:28 a.m., which was the moment of collapse of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Photo credit: Jim Grossmann KSC-2014-3808

Cape Canaveral, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Cente...

Cape Canaveral, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel salute or stand at attention as the American flag is raised during a ceremony held by Kennedy’s Fire... more

Cape Canaveral, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel salute or stand at attention as the American flag is raised during a ceremony held by Kennedy’s Fire and Rescue personnel. Kennedy Fire and Rescue Services commemorated the 13th anniversary of 9/11 with a ceremony that included a minute of silence at 10:28 a.m., which was the moment of collapse of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Photo credit: Jim Grossmann KSC-2014-3807

Cape Canaveral, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Cente...

Cape Canaveral, Fla. – At Fire Station 1 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Fire and Rescue personnel salute or stand at attention as the American flag is raised during a ceremony held by Kennedy’s Fire... more

Lt. j.g. Rebecca O'Brien, left, speaks with a firefighter from the Mauritius Fire & Rescue Services about shipboard firefighting during a tour of the ship by members of Women in Uniform.

Lt. j.g. Rebecca O'Brien, left, speaks with a firefighter from the Mau...

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius (Mar. 02, 2015) Lt. j.g. Rebecca O'Brien, left, speaks with a firefighter from the Mauritius Fire & Rescue Services about shipboard firefighting during a tour of the ship by members of Wom... more