ibusinesslines.com
ibusinesslines.com November 18, 2018


Dragon Ready for Return Ahead of Commercial Crew Announcement

03 August 2018, 08:57 | Justin Tyler

Dragon Ready for Return Ahead of Commercial Crew Announcement

Dragon Ready for Return Ahead of Commercial Crew Announcement

That modification is meant to "optimize the program flow", said John Mulholland, Boeing vice president and commercial crew program manager, noting that the abort system is not needed for the uncrewed flight test.

It became known that in the first spaceship Boeing has said it.

In a blog post, NASA said SpaceX plans to launch its Crew Dragon spacecraft on an unpiloted test flight in November.

According to Investor's Business Daily, it looks like Elon Musk's company might beat Boeing to the punch and be the first to launch its astronaut-ferrying vehicle to the ISS.

"The mission profile will be determined by NASA", he said of the crewed test flight.

The Crew Dragon capsule is a next-generation spacecraft created to carry humans to ISS and other destinations, according to SpaceX.

NASA's Commercial Crew Program is working with the American aerospace industry as companies develop a new generation of spacecraft and launch systems to carry crews safely to and from low-Earth orbit - the SpaceX Crew Dragon and Boeing CST-100 Starliner.

Dragon Ready for Return Ahead of Commercial Crew Announcement

NASA TV is broadcasting video of the announcement live from Texas.

The Crew Dragon and Starliner will drive the American astronauts on the American-made spaceship from American soil to the ISS for the foremost instance since NASA withdrew its Space Shuttle Program in 2011.

The setback comes as Boeing is entrenched in a competition with Elon Musk's SpaceX to deliver astronauts to the space station, replacing the Russian rockets now used for that goal.

Tomorrow, NASA will announce the chosen crew for the first Commercial Crew flights and probably add more information on Boeing's and SpaceX flights.

An uncrewed flight test was not a NASA requirement for certifying these systems for human spaceflight. NASA and Boeing announced earlier this year they were studying it, but Mulholland said August 1 no decision would be made about using the test flight in that fashion until next year. However, both companies have had some problems with their vehicles lately (be it technical issues or just delays), and they have to prove that their spacecraft are safe for crewed missions to the ISS and that they can also bring them back to Earth. Experts believe that with the latest complications, the first uncrewed flight test will take place at the end of 2018 - the beginning in 2019 and the manned flight test will take place in mid-2019.

Both Boeing and SpaceX are building spaceships to transport astronauts and restore USA access to the space station, a capacity lost when the shuttle program was retired in 2011, as planned after 30 years of operation. Initially Congress did not provide as much money as NASA requested because of skepticism that the program would succeed.




Other News

Trending Now

Trump to Sessions: end Russian Federation probe 'right now'
Al Capone, the infamous gangster, was convicted of tax evasion and served most of the 1930s in prison before being paroled. Democrats skeptical of the Trump-led effort to protect the elections said they were glad there was a focus on it now.

Ivanka Trump: Migrant child separation a 'low point'
Ivanka Trump was also asked about the high point and low point of her White House tenure. "I feel very strongly about that". She too immigrated to the U.S. from Slovenia. "These are not easy issues; these are incredibly hard issues", she said.

MH370 Report Offers No New Clues To Aviation's Greatest Mystery
And a second, private search by U.S. company Ocean Infinity that finished at the end of May also found no sign of a crash site.

California wildfires are torching land, burning through state’s annual fire budget
The Carr Fire was the result of a "Mechanical Failure of Vehicle" according to the California State incident report. Meanwhile, 32,000 residents are still evacuated from the fires and more than 1,000 homes have been destroyed.

Diamondbacks acquire Jake Diekman from Rangers
The Arizona Diamondbacks used their bullpen cart to chauffeur the relief pitcher to their clubhouse Tuesday night at Chase Field. He will be arbitration eligible beginning next season and will not be eligible for free agency until after the 2021 season.

Trump claims Americans need to show photo IDs to buy groceries
For a campaign that has fueled itself mainly with the power of President Donald Trump , Tuesday was a high point. Trump said at times in Tampa that the move cost $140,000 and $400,000.

Scientists say vagina rejuvenating therapies 'pose serious risk'Naija247news
In these cases, the FDA had not reviewed or approved the used devices for the objective of 'vaginal rejuvenation'. If the FDA's concerns are not addressed, the agency said that they will consider potential enforcement actions.