Status Report

NASA Exploration Systems Directorate Commercial Crew Planning Status Forum

By SpaceRef Editor
August 12, 2010
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Synopsis – Aug 11, 2010

General Information
Solicitation Number: N/A
Reference Number: NNH10ESMD01
Posted Date: Aug 11, 2010
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Aug 11, 2010
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: N/A
Current Response Date: N/A
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 541712 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)
Set-Aside Code:

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters Acquisition Branch, Code 210.H, Greenbelt, MD 20771


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will present an overview of common themes captured from industry responses provided to NASA’s Commercial Crew Initiative Request for Information (RFI) published on May 21, 2010. The forum will include a general discussion of how these common themes are being addressed by NASA; presentation of the insight/oversight philosophy; and a question and answer session. The event will be conducted on August 19, 2010, at NASA Headquarters, James E. Webb Auditorium, 300 E Street SW, Washington DC from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Individuals who plan to attend must pre-register online and there is no fee to attend. NASA will broadcast the forum live on NASA TV and online via webcast. TV and Web viewers will have the opportunity to submit online questions and comments during the forum.


– Introduction
– Welcoming Remarks
– Description of Commercial Crew initiative
– Panel Session
– Description of common themes from RFI
– Description of NASA response to themes
– Description of the current approach to standards acceptance
– Description of insight/oversight philosophy
– Description of facility usage philosophy and availability
– Question and Answer Session
– Adjournment


The Commercial Crew Initiative RFI, accompanied by the Commercial Human Rating Plan (CHRP), was published on May 21, 2010. Companies in the aerospace industry submitted responses to that RFI and several common themes emerged. To provide industry with general feedback and status, NASA will host a Commercial Crew Planning Status Forum. Due to limited capacity, a maximum of 200 pre-registered attendees can attend the event at NASA Headquarters.


An unlimited number of participants can view the live webcast or broadcast on NASA TV with an ability to ask real-time questions via the web. For webcast and TV details, visit the following page on the day of the event:


During the event online viewers can submit questions to panel members using the following website link.

Attendees at NASA HQ can submit questions directly to panel members during the Question and Answer portion of the forum.


Individuals who plan to attend the Commercial Crew Planning Status Forum at NASA HQ must pre-register online. Registration will take place on a first come first serve basis. Due to capacity limitations, a maximum of 200 registrations will be accepted. Individuals may pre-register at the following website:

The deadline for registration is Wednesday, August 18 at 12 p.m. EDT. Availability is limited to 200 people.

There is no registration requirement for online viewers.


Any individuals who have registered to attend the Commercial Crew Planning Status Forum should enter the west lobby doors of the NASA Headquarters building at 300 E Street, SW, Washington, D.C. Upon arrival, all participants will be required to check in at the registration table located in the lobby and show photo identification.


News media interested in attending are required to pre-register and should contact Mike Braukus at to register.


Event attendees will not be required to check in at the security desk to obtain a visitor’s badge. However, participants may be subject to personal inspection (e.g., passing through a metal detector), prior to entering the auditorium per the discretion of the security office. Once you enter the NASA Building West Lobby, please head straight to the auditorium to check in.


Directions to NASA Headquarters are available online at the following URL:


Parking lots are located near the NASA Headquarters building. Check the local yellow pages or internet for exact locations.


Metro stops nearest NASA Headquarters are L’Enfant Plaza (orange, blue, yellow, and green lines) and Federal Center SW (orange and blue lines).

From L’Enfant Plaza station, take the Department of Transportation exit and turn left at the top of the escalators. Head east (on School St. or E St. SW) and south (on 4th or 6th St. SW) to arrive at the west entrance of the NASA building near the corner of E St. SW and 4th St. SW.

From the exit of the Federal Center SW metro station, head south on 3rd St. SW and then west on E St. SW to arrive at the west entrance of the NASA building near the corner of E St. SW and 4th St. SW.

Point of Contact

Name: Mr. Phil McAlister
Title: Commercial Crew Planning Lead
Phone: 202-358-0712
Fax: 202-358-2886

SpaceRef staff editor.