The first US astronauts who will fly on American-made, commercial spacecraft to and from the International Space Station, waving after being announced, (left to right) Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley, Nicole Aunapu Mann, Chris Ferguson, Eric Boe, Josh Cassada, and Suni Williamson at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas on August 3. Boeing's Ferguson was pilot on STS-116 on board Space Shuttle Atlantis as well as commander of STS-126 on Space Shuttle Endeavour and the final flight of the space shuttle program, STS-135 on board Atlantis.
"This is a big deal for our country, and we want Americans to know that we are back", NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said Friday.
He said the announcement advances "our great American vision" and strengthens America's leadership in space.
NASA will announce the astronauts for the first test flights and missions of the SpaceX Crew Dragon and Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft Friday.
The Boeing and SpaceX crewed test missions are arguably the most anticipated spaceship test flights this century. In a statement, the agency said that additional crew members for those first post-certification missions "will be assigned by NASA's global partners at a later date".
The former Yellow Jacket has been working with both companies since 2015, developing and testing spacecraft that will eventually launch Americans into space from USA soil for the first time since the shuttle program ended in 2011.
The research taking place on the International Space Station is providing valuable information and breakthroughs for life on the ground. Each ship requires two crewed test launches before NASA will certify it for routine flight.
SpaceX's first test launch will ferry NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken into space.
For Starliner, that will see Navy commander and test pilot Josh Cassada make his first spaceflight, joined by Sunita Williams, a former Navy test pilot and captain before joining NASA. The test flight with crew is scheduled for mid-2019.
Three of the chosen astronauts joined the corps in 2013, which was before the commercial partnership was announced. He's spent almost 29 days in space. I'm honored to represent the entire #Boeing team and our commitment to the future of human space exploration.
However, the move won't be happening this window as the Brazilian reaffirmed his happiness at Stamford Bridge. Boateng made 24 appearances for rivals City before leaving for the Bundesliga in the summer of 2011.
Video provided by the Italian State Police shows a tanker truck burst into flames after colliding with another truck on a highway. The collision caused an explosion, forcing a ball of fire to erupt into the air, and huge clouds of black smoke to fill the sky.
Clay turned himself in on July 25, a day after allegedly using a pickaxe to smash the star located on Hollywood Boulevard. The Beverly Hills Police Department later told United States media that a man had turned himself in to authorities.
Officials previously said students would no longer have to use see-through backpacks when they returned to the Parkland school. Cruz's attorneys, however, have painted the confessed shooter as an individual with severe and complex psychological problems.
According to TMZ Sports, actor Shaun Weiss was arrested early Sunday morning on public intoxication charges in Oroville, Calif. Police say he was doing things like " shining a light in his own face " and they suspected he may have been high.
Trump Jr respond.ed "I love it", when first offered the political "dirt" on Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee. Trump, who is on a working vacation at his New Jersey golf club, began Sunday with a series of searing tweets.
He called on the countries of Europe to join the USA , saying, "The time has come to stop talking; the time has come to do". The EU announced in May that it is "determined to preserve" the Iran nuclear deal despite the us withdrawal.
A spokeswoman for Robuchon, who for years held more Michelin stars than anyone else in the world, confirmed his death Monday. Robuchon was born in 1945 in Poitiers, in west-central France. "Maybe it's a little bit of nostalgia, Proust's madeleines".
In the video of the incident, the boat's captain screams, "Holy crap!" Mr Skomal can be heard saying in the video. But seeing it, and capturing it on video, is rare. "White sharks are wild and unpredictable animals".
The selection panel believe that Ollie's performances and character suggest he is well suited to global cricket. The 20-year-old has amassed 664 runs in just his second season in Division One of the County Championship.
The job ad was published by Openjobmetis for Soremartec Italia, which is Ferrero's research and development company. Ferrero , the company who owns the signature hazelnut spread, is looking for people to try their delicious product.
Zhing was hospitalized with visible injuries to her face and body, and Thomas refused medical attention, according to police. Police had to escort the salon owners out of the business today as furious community members shouted around them.
Japan marks 73rd anniversary of Hiroshima bomb
Japan is not supporting the global accord banning the production, possession and use of nuclear arms among its signatories. Matsui urged leaders to steadily work toward achieving a world without atomic weapons.
The Fallout 76 beta won't be available on Steam
For one, it means you won't have easy access to your friends list when it comes to invite people to your Fallout 76 squad. Publisher Bethesda finally confirmed this after a period of silence following the game's fantastic E3 2018 reveal.
Rob McElhenney No Longer Directing The Minecraft Movie
The game hit consoles back in 2009, and became a huge hit before the big-screen adaptation was first announced two years ago. Would you watch a movie based on Minecraft? This is purportedly the third director swap since the project's beginning.
Priyanka Chopra cheers on Nick Jonas as he performs in Singapore
After nearly two-and-a-half years, she'll finally be seen in a Hindi film, The Sky Is Pink , with Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim . When asked about the progress of Bharat , Salman stated, "I think you have come to the wrong press conference, I have a doubt".
Arsenal and Barcelona consider Ramsey-Dembele swap deal
It was rumoured earlier this week that Arsenal were considering using Aaron Ramsey as bait to lure Dembele to north London . The Barcelona forward only moved to Spain past year following a £135.5m deal from Borussia Dortmund.
'Supergirl' Movie In the Works from Warner Bros. & DC Comics
Family business: In the comics, Kara Zor-El is the biological cousin of Kal-El AKA Superman , with powers comparable to him. No major producers, aside from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, have been named in conjunction with the developing film.