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Commercial Crew Transportation
NASA’s Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contracts bring the United States one step closer to launching crew. Commercial transportation to and from the International Space Station (ISS) will provide for additional research and discovery on the orbiting laboratory. The station is critical for NASA’s continued research for understanding and overcoming the challenges of long-duration spaceflight necessary for deep space exploration missions.
Facilitate the development of U.S. commercial crew space transportation systems to provide safe, reliable, cost-effective access to and from the station and low-Earth orbit from America.
Transport pressurized scientific research and cargo and increase the station crew, enabling twice the amount of scientific research to be conducted.
By encouraging private companies to provide human transportation services to and from low-Earth orbit, NASA can expand its focus on building spacecraft and rockets for deep space exploration missions.