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NASA Solicits Input for Commercial Space Transportation Services

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Wed Aug 8, 2007 3:48 pm
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WASHINGTON, (NASA) – On Tuesday NASA issued a Request for Information soliciting ideas and feedback to help shape the plan to procure safe, cost effective, and reliable logistics services to the International Space Station and other payload launch services.

Sponsored by NASA’s Space Operations Mission Directorate, this request seeks input from companies that are working to provide commercial transportation services to space. This information will be used to help structure future commercial launch services contracts as well as the second phase of the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services initiative to acquire commercial cargo services to the station after the space shuttle’s retirement in 2010.

Responders are asked to provide information and feedback, including:
- a description of the service provider’s current and planned capability,
- existing NASA policies on certification and oversight of launch vehicles,
- any improvements NASA can make in commercial transportation services contract structures that would provide incentives, and
- recommendations on commercial contract terms and conditions.

Comments should be sent to Celeste Dalton at celeste.m.dalton@nasa.gov by Sept. 7. To view the Request for Information, visit:
http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/eps/synopsis.cgi?acqid=126269

For information about the International Space Station, visit:
http://www.nasa.gov/station

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