It's unknown when astronauts next fly into orbit ground, but NASA next week will be a highly anticipated aspect The missions will clarify which astronauts will be the first to fly Boeing and SpaceX capsules when they're ready.

At an event next Fri On 3 August, NASA administrator Jim Briddenstie will be flying to Houston, home of the Astronaut Corps, the two test pilots. Designate crews to board for their first manned test flights from the Space Coast to Boeing's CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Dragon [19659006] The four-man crews who fo will be announced after the capsules are certified as safe for operational missions.

It remains to be seen which company will win the race to fly the first crew under the NASA Commercial Crew Program

It is well known that the current schedules have no basis in reality, and show unmanned test flights that planned next month, and the first manned test flights before the end of this year.

NASA is expected to update the flight plans along with the crew missions. The space agency has long said that it would announce crew missions about a year before the missions.

Already three years have passed since NASA named a four-member group of astronauts to train for the test flights expected in 2017.

The astronauts Bob Behnken, Eric Boe, Doug Hurley, and Sunita Williams launched Englisch:…irlines.html But the former NASA astronaut and current Boeing Starliner – Chief Chris Ferguson, who led the last Space Shuttle mission in 2011, is to represent Boeing on the first Starliner flight crew member of NASA. SpaceX will fly a NASA crew.

This would allow a member of NASA's test pilot "squad" to wait for a later operation.

Boeing will launch the United States Launch Alliance Atlas V Starliner missiles from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Station. SpaceX will launch Dragons on Falcon 9 rockets from Kennedy Space Center's launch complex 39A.

Independent government guards have warned about delays in commercial crew flights as both companies complete development and testing of their capsules.

In the seven years since Ferguson led the Atlantis crew, NASA relied on Russian Soyuz spaceships and the ISS, the microgravity lab complex orbiting 250 miles above the Earth.

NASA will consume its last Soyuz seats at the end of 2019, which runs the risk of not fully occupying the space station on Boeing and SpaceX. In early 1965, the announcement was announced next Friday by KSC, the leading center for the Commercial Crew program. expected, possibly with the participation of Vice President Mike Pence or even President Donald Trump.

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KSC Director Bob Cabana and JSC Director Mark Geyer will announce the crew together with Bridenstine.

NASA awarded US $ 4.2 billion and US $ 2.6 billion of spacecraft and spacecraft contracts for ISS astronauts in 2014.

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