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NASA is back!

NASA on Friday named four crews of astronauts that it says will begin "a new era in American spaceflight" by flying the first commercial spaceships, built by Boeing and SpaceX , in a series of test launches.

"For the first time since 2011, we are on the brink of launching American astronauts from American rockets on American soil," NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said during a televised briefing on Friday.

Crew Dragon , designed and built by Elon Musk's SpaceX, and the CST-100 Starliner , made by Boeing, are the two spacecraft being developed for NASA as part of its Commercial Crew Program. Each ship requires two crewed test launches before NASA will certify it for routine flight.
Permalink DrPepper 
August 3rd, 2018 12:50pm
Permalink WikiBot 
August 3rd, 2018 1:41pm
The CST-100 Starliner keeps being delayed.

It will be obsolete and massively over priced before it is ever completed.

I predict Boeing will have 2 failures and then get cancelled.
Permalink Go Musk 
August 3rd, 2018 1:43pm
I was going to bet a co-worker at NASA that Space-X would be functional long before Boeing got its act together.

He wouldn't take the bet.  Elon Musk for the win.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
August 3rd, 2018 2:18pm

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