Crewmembers For Boeing, SpaceX First Test Flights To Be Named Friday
Crewmembers For Boeing, SpaceX First Test Flights To Be Named Friday
NASA Announces Boeing and Space Crews
03 August, 2018, 16:27
Commercial transportation to and from the space station will enable expanded station use, additional research time and broader opportunities of discovery aboard the orbiting laboratory.
"NASA will announce on Friday, Aug. 3 the astronauts assigned to crew the first flight tests and missions of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Crew Dragon, and begin a new era in American spaceflight", the agency said.
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After a month from the engine test issues, Boeing will have to delay the first two major test flights to the ISS of their future passenger spacecraft - The CST-100 Starliner. NASA will broadcast video of the announcement, and you can watch live starting around 11 a.m. EDT via the embed at the end of this post. The space agency, in 2014, had joined forces with SpaceX and Boeing to build the Crew Dragon lifting-off atop the Falcon 9 rocket and the Starliner spacecraft to lift-off atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, respectively.
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Science has to be relevant to our daily lives Casey Dreier, the director of space policy at the Planetary Society, which lobbies for greater funding of space science and exploration, says most people see science in the context of how it affects our daily lives. For many months, NASA's Commercial Crew Program office has been listing the launch dates for both companies' uncrewed test flights as taking place this month, August 2018.
However, both companies still have to prove that their vehicles can fly to the ISS and return safely to Earth. On Sept. 16, 2014, the agency announced that Boeing and SpaceX would share $6.8 billion to develop independent space taxis, the first new US crewed spacecraft since the shuttle.
Another capsule, Spacecraft 1, will be put through an uncrewed pad abort test during the first few months of 2019.
In light of Boeing's schedule adjustment, will that crew arrive on a Starliner or on SpaceX's Dragon spaceship? Sometimes called the "Commercial Crew Cadre", those astronauts are seasoned veterans who've worked closely with Boeing and SpaceX on their new spacecraft and systems over the past three years. Its astronaut-specific amenities include four big windows; advanced avionics, computer systems and displays (including controls for interior temperature, which can be set between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, or 18 to 27 degrees Celsius); and, of course, seats. The goal: ensure NASA astronauts can access the International Space Station and end U.S. reliance on Russia's increasingly expensive Soyuz spaceships to get there. "Our commitment has always been to provide NASA and those crews the highest level of mission assurance", said John Mulholland, vice president and program manager for Boeing's Commercial Crew effort.
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