July 17, 2011

NASA, United Launch Alliance Announce New Commercial Crew Agreement

NASA and United Launch Alliance (ULA) managers will hold a news conference on Monday, July 18, at ULA headquarters in Centennial, Colo., to announce a new Commercial Crew Development agreement.

The news conference will begin at 11 a.m. MDT in the first floor conference center.

To participate, journalists must RSVP to ULA's Chris Chavez at [email protected] by 9 a.m. MDT on Monday. Reporters also may participate by calling 800-951-1214. Media representatives must call by 11:15 a.m. to join the news conference.

The briefing participants are:

-- Ed Mango, NASA Commercial Crew Development program manager

-- Dan Collins, chief operating officer, ULA

-- Dr. George Sowers, vice president, ULA business development

For information about United Launch Alliance, visit: http://www.ulalaunch.com

For information on NASA's Commercial Crew Development Program, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/commercial/