NASA’s Commercial Crew Effort Gets New Deputy Program Manager

Brent Jett
Brent Jett

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP) management team is getting a new deputy manager.

Kathy Lueders, who manages NASA’s International Space Station Program Transportation Integration Office, will take over the role next month. She will replace Brent Jett, who has left the agency after 21 years and four space shuttle flights.

“As deputy program manager, Lueders will oversee the facilitation of commercial spacecraft and launch vehicle development and certification efforts, enabling the safe transportation of NASA astronauts to and from low-Earth orbit and the International Space Station around the middle of the decade,” the space agency said in notice on its website.

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NASA Releases RFP for Commercial Crew Certification

WASHINGTON (NASA PR) — NASA on Wednesday released a request for proposals for the first of two contract phases to certify commercially developed space systems in support of crewed missions to the International Space Station. Through these certification products contracts, NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP) will ensure commercial missions are held to the agency’s safety requirements and standards for human space transportation system missions to the space station.
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