NASA's plans to send manned spaceX and Boeing missions to space probes may be delayed – thanks to the companies, not NASA itself, but they will definitely happen sooner rather than later. Once all tests are completed and the high-tech machines are ready to carry passengers, NASA astronauts will climb onto the record and launch them into space. Next week, we'll find out who's going to participate in both missions, and you can watch live how the announcements are made.
NASA has announced that the astronauts for the first manned missions of SpaceX Dragon and Boeing Starliner will be manufactured on Friday, August 3. The event will be held at NASA's Johnson Space Center and will be streamed live on NASA's YouTube page.
"NASA will announce the crew missions for the crew flight tests and initial recertification missions for Boeing and SpaceX." NASA said in the announcement post on its website. "NASA has partnered with Boeing and SpaceX to develop the Starliner spacecraft on an Atlas V launch vehicle of the United Launch Alliance and the Crew Dragon on the Falcon 9."
These partnerships have been tested in recent months Both companies have failed to meet their milestones leading to their manned missions. Setbacks are quite common in the space industry, but the regularity with which these new spacecraft have been repeatedly pushed has put NASA in a difficult position.
At the moment, it looks increasingly likely that NASA will not have a ship ready to take either SpaceX or Boeing in time to bring a steady stream of American astronauts to the International Space Station. NASA is using Russian space agency Roscosmos to bring their scientists into the orbiting lab, but their contract will expire before the often-delayed SpaceX and Boeing ships are ready to accept passengers.
Nevertheless, the new ships will eventually be ready for their time in the limelight, and NASA has decided who will ride them to heaven. We will find out who they are next Friday.