SpaceX completes first CCtCap milestone as pace of Commercial Crew accelerates

December 23, 2014 7:34 PM

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SpaceX completes first CCtCap milestone as pace of Commercial Crew accelerates

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) has completed the first milestone to have the Hawthorne, California-based company’s Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket and Dragon V2 spacecraft ferry crews to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA’s Commercial Crew transportation Capability or “CCtCap.” The space agency announced that it had approved the completion of this milestone via a press release issued on Friday, Dec. 19. This recent development is just one of 23 milestones that NASA’s private partners have accomplished in the past year.

The particular milestone that was completed was the Certification Baseline Review. This provides a baseline review of how SpaceX plans to develop and produce the crewed variant of its highly-successful Dragon spacecraft as well as how it plans to crew-rate the Falcon 9 v1.1 booster and support facil...

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