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These Are the Names of the SpaceX and Boeing Astronauts

08 August 2018, 08:48 | Justin Tyler

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Ferguson, the Boeing astronaut, flew three shuttle missions, and has logged more than 40 days in space. - Alan Shepard, John Young are some of America's first explorers into the great unknown, but Friday NASA will announce who will be America's next space pioneers. The coming launches will be the first from American soil since the Space Shuttle's 2011 retirement, according to a NASA news release. "We want our country to know that we're back - that we're flying American astronauts on American rockets from American soil". Ferguson, a former NASA astronaut and space shuttle commander, is Boeing's director of crew and mission systems. Their successful test flight will pave the way for two different astronauts to take the Starliner to the International Space Station for Boeing's first operational mission at a later date.

Meanwhile, Boeing's first manned spaceflight of the Starliner vehicle is now scheduled for mid-2019, the Inquisitr reported yesterday.

NASA says that its astronauts will be joined by other global crew members, to be announced later on.

"As a test pilot it doesn't get any better than this", Mann told the audience, when asked about being the first to fly a new spacecraft.

Josh Cassada and Sunita Williams will carry out the first regular mission of Starliner spacecraft.

Veteran station flight engineer Mike Hopkins will be accompanied by rookie astronaut Victor Glover on the Crew Dragon's first operational flight to the station.

NASA introduced the nine USA astronauts who will fly on commercial Boeing and SpaceX spacecraft on Friday. Those were Behnken, Boe, Hurley and Williams.

Dragon's thrusters will be fired to move the spacecraft a safe distance from the station before SpaceX flight controllers in Hawthorne, California, command its deorbit burn about 5:23 p.m. "I'm incredibly proud of the progress our team has made, and it has been inspiring to watch them work through challenges quickly, while developing a brand new human-rated spacecraft that Boeing, NASA and the nation can be proud of", Mulholland added. NASA had originally expected the companies to have their spacecraft ready for missions to the International Space Station by the end of previous year, but neither were able to meet that target.

"I'm sure there's at least one Russian-language instructor out there who thinks that having me fly in a US vehicle is not a awful idea", quipped Cassada.


The firm has come a long way from first announcing its Crew Dragon ship a mere month ago.

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Glover, who also joined NASA in 2013, summed it up simply. As a naval aviator, she flew combat missions during operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom before becoming a naval test pilot. Some delays stemmed from launch vehicles, such as SpaceX's September 2016 launchpad explosion of an uncrewed Falcon 9 rocket.

In this illustration, a Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is shown in low-Earth orbit. Chris Ferguson and Marine Corps test pilot Nicole Mann, who will conduct the first Starliner flight test sometime in mid-2019.

Those launch targets may change.

The SpaceX Dragon capsule, on current timelines, is set to make its maiden crewed flight in April.

Consequently, NASA can not specify when the test flights will take place or the systems will be ready for operational flights. In the meantime, NASA will still rely on Russian Federation to keep Americans flying in space. Boeing received a $4.2-billion contract, and SpaceX's was for $2.6 billion. Both companies have really leveled up their technology and safety measures with exhaustive tests that are bound to prove themselves once the spacecraft take off.

American space, at a ceremony to present the nine astronauts (seven men and two women) from Houston, Texas.



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