Feb. 12, 2008
MEDIA ADVISORY: M08-030
NASA ANNOUNCES COTS PHASE I DEMONSTRATIONS SELECTION
WASHINGTON - NASA Exploration Systems Mission Directorate managers
will host a media teleconference Tuesday, Feb. 19, to announce the
names of one or more companies selected to develop and demonstrate
commercial orbital transportation services.
The media teleconference will begin at 4 p.m. EST, originating from
NASA Headquarters, Washington. Reporters should contact Beth Dickey
at 202-358-2087, or Stephanie Schierholz at 202-358-4997, by 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 19, for dial-in information.
Doug Cooke, NASA deputy associate administrator for the Exploration
Systems Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters, and Alan
Lindenmoyer, manager of the Commercial Crew and Cargo Program at
NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, will lead the briefing.
The company or companies selected will enter into funded Space Act
agreements with NASA under the Commercial Orbital Transportation
Services Project, known as COTS. The key objectives of the program
are to facilitate U.S. private industry development of reliable, cost
effective access to low Earth orbit and to create a market
environment in which commercial space transportation services are
available to government and private sector customers.
Live audio from the briefing will be available at:
For more information about NASA’s Exploration Systems Mission