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NASA ANNOUNCES CREW AND CARGO TRANSPORTATION PARTNERS



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

Aug. 14, 2006

Michael Braukus/Beth Dickey
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1979/2087

Kelly Humphries
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111


NASA ANNOUNCES CREW AND CARGO TRANSPORTATION PARTNERS

NASA Exploration Systems' managers will host a press conference at 4
p.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 18, to announce the organizations selected to
develop and demonstrate commercial orbital transportation services.
The services could pave the way for contracts to launch and deliver
crew and cargo to the International Space Station.

The press conference will be in the NASA Headquarters auditorium, 300
E Street S.W., Washington, and it will air live on the Web and NASA
TV. Reporters may ask questions from participating NASA locations.
Reporters should coordinate with local agency centers by 4 p.m. EDT
Thursday, Aug. 19 for access information.

Associate Administrator for the Exploration Systems Mission
Directorate Scott Horowitz and Commercial Crew/Cargo Project Manager
Alan Lindenmoyer will announce the selections and discuss the
program.

For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information,
visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For information about NASA's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate
visit:

http://exploration.nasa.gov/

For information about NASA and agency programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/home
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