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NASA to deliver commercial space flight program progress update today at 2PM ET

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International Space Station
International Space Station

Today NASA will be discussing the progress of its Commercial Crew Program, which hopes to utilize commercial spaceships to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station. NASA's Commercial Spaceflight Development director and Commercial Crew Program manager will both be present, as well as representatives from Boeing, the Sierra Nevada Corporation, and SpaceX. The three organizations have been working with NASA to create and test a full commercial crew transportation system, and recently received a total of $1.1 billion from NASA to use towards development. Last year, SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft was the first commercial vessel to dock with the ISS, and in August received clearance from NASA to begin flying resupply missions to the International Space Station.

The live stream of the conference can be seen below starting at 2PM ET.