NASA Releases Commercial Crew Certification Requirements

Illustration of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft arriving at the International Space Station. Credit: NASA

NASA has released certification requirements for commercial crew transports that will carry crews to Earth orbit. Key excerpts are below. The full document is here.

Commercial Crew Transportation System Certification Requirements for NASA Low Earth Orbit Missions

1.0 Introduction

The Commercial Crew Transportation System (CCTS) Certification Requirements Document is a consolidated set of technical requirements, standards, and processes built upon the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) vast human spaceflight knowledge and experience. The intent of this document is to define the requirements, standards, and certification package contents that will be used to certify a CCTS to carry NASA crewmembers on Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Missions.

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