The vessels, the SpaceX Dragon and Boeing Starliner, have been developed with billions of dollars in funding from NASA, which has contracted SpaceX and Northrop Grumman to make cargo deliveries to the space station since 2012. They will be the first Americans to launch into space from US soil since NASA's space shuttle program retired in 2011.Since then, the USA has relied on Russia's Soyuz spacecraft to carry Americans space.
Flying the first crewed flight on Boeing's CST-100 Starliner are NASA astronauts Eric Boe, Nicole Aunapu Mann and Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson.
NASA has had to partner with Russian Federation to launch astronauts to the International Space Station since the space shuttle program ended. The delays could even result in a gap in USA access to the space station, because NASA has contracted for seats on Soyuz only through November 2019, the report found.
He said the announcement advances "our great American vision" and strengthens America's leadership in space.
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"The opportunity to fly in a new vehicle is any test pilot and astronaut's dream", Mike Hopkins, an Air Force colonel who will fly aboard the Crew Dragon on its first mission, wrote on Twitter.
All nine have military experience in Navy, Air Force, or Marines.
Set to command what is scheduled to be NASA's first launch of astronauts from USA soil in seven years is Chris Ferguson, a 56-year-old Philly-born space explorer.
SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft came back to Earth on Friday after completion of its mission of supplying cargo to the International Space Station. "I'll tell you, being able to launch to the International Space Station from USA soil, I can't imagine better", Cassada said. This will be Ms. Mann's first launch, having joined the astronaut corps in 2013. In 2013 and 2014, Hopkins spent almost six months aboard the ISS, logging almost 13 hours of spacewalks.
The first crewed flights will only spend a short period of time in orbit before coming back to Earth. With 322 days in space, Williams is sixth all-time on NASA's spaceflight endurance list and second all-time among female astronauts.
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The first full mission of Boeing's Starliner, which will fly to the ISS for a long-duration stay, will take ISS veteran Suni Williams and spaceflight newcomer Josh Cassada. Boe was selected by NASA to be an astronaut in 2000.
As for being the only non-NASA guy on board, Ferguson explained later during a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" program that Boeing always uses company test pilots for first flights "and the Starliner is no exception".
Victor Glover: Glover is a native of Pomona, California and he has three master's degrees.
Both Boeing and SpaceX are also working with Bigelow Aerospace, a Las Vegas company that plans to launch private space stations into orbit, to be leased to nations or companies.
After years of vehicle development and building anticipation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has now put the crew in commercial crew spacecraft.
The result is that both China and the U.S. are now using government funds to stimulate areas of the economy . Many of these goods are agriculture-related and others relate to various metals and chemicals .
It's also rumoured to have the same dual aperture technology, so you can adjust the amount of light getting into the lens. In addition to the fresh render leaked by Blass, the first hands-on images of the Galaxy Note 9 have been on SlashLeaks.
Drought, warmer weather and other factors have combined to start wildfire season sooner and make the blazes more destructive. A brand new blaze called the Holy Fire was ignited on Monday in Orange County, quickly expanding to more than 1,200 acres.
Her closest friends and family, including ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama , have reportedly been by her side during her recovery. Demi Lovato has not released a statement of any kind, nor has she posted anything on social media since her apparent overdose .
Utilities employment fell for a third straight month and the finance and insurance industry shed 9,400 jobs last month. Over the past year, it has hired more than a half-million Americans and stands as the leading job-creating sector.
That allowed him to regain the lead over Anthony Quayle, who had made eagle on the same hole moments earlier and closed with a 63. Former world No 1 Day pulled within two of Thomas when he rattled off three straight birdies starting at the 10th hole.
If the USA wants negotiations, it should stop pressures and sanctions, Qasemi was quoted as saying by official IRNA news agency . Also last month, China , which is Iran's biggest customer, said it did not accept unilateral sanctions against Iran.
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