Two companies have NASA contracts to provide flights to the ISS between 2019 and 2024: SpaceX and Boeing ba .
NASA on Friday announced the crews of the first flights from USA soil since the space shuttle retired in 2011, an elite group of astronauts that the agency hopes will help open a new era of space travel. And it's now apparent that SpaceX is slightly ahead-it will conduct a crewed test flight in April of next year, while Boeing's crewed test is only scheduled for "mid-2019". As the other astronauts donned NASA patches on their blue jumpsuits, Ferguson wore a Boeing applique.
"What an exciting and wonderful day", Jim Bridenstine, NASA's administrator, said at the announcement at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
"Today, our country's dreams of greater achievements in space are within our grasp", NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a statement. It will be Mr. Glover's first time in space.
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.
Since the shuttle was retired seven years ago, US astronauts have had to fly on Russian rockets from a remote launch site in Kazakhstan. "The person who could do a spacewalk, do some robotics, had a test background if that was required for the mission at hand, and so really looking for a crew member that touches all those bases was really critical going forward", Behnken said.
NASA on Friday named the first nine astronauts who will fly to space on Boeing and SpaceX vehicles in 2019 - a mix of novices and veterans who are tasked with restoring America's ability to send humans into orbit.
Boeing; Shayanne Gal/Business InsiderAn illustration of a NASA astronaut flying with Boeing's CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon space capsules. Suni Williams, who is best known for running the Boston Marathon on an ISS treadmill, will be joined by rookie astronaut Josh Cassada. Mann was selected as an astronaut in 2013. The crew includes shuttle astronauts, crew members from the International Space Station and even some who have never flown out to space. He is the director of Crew and Mission Systems for Boeing's Commercial Crew Program. Mr. Hopkins logged 166 days aboard the space station in 2014. In any case, SpaceX is now the presumed leader of the race to capture the flag left on the station by the final space shuttle crew-a flag that has been waiting to return to Earth for eight years and counting. And now, each new SpaceX launch becomes a media sensation -- while NASA's public profile is fading.
Gadi Eisenkot has called on "all commanders and soldiers to keep controversial political issues" out of the military. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Druze leaders on Sunday for the third time in as many days.
When the number of sick McDonald's-goers began to rise, the fast food chain pulled salads from 3,000 restaurants across 14 states. However, romaine lettuce from the same batch was also packaged in pre-made salads by Caito Food of Indianapolis, IN.
In return, United Nations-approved sanctions were lifted, and Iran was allowed to resume trading oil and gas on the global market. US President Donald Trump announced in May Washington's withdrawal from a landmark multinational nuclear deal with Iran.
On Friday Ezzat al-Rishaq, a member of the Hamas political office, told protesters along the border they were "committed to calm". The boat and another vessel, which was intercepted by Israeli forces on Sunday, set sail to Gaza from Europe last week.
Also this past weekend, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) President Tim Phillips announced that the network would not back Rep. The company and the Koch political operations have pushed relentlessly for lower taxes, less regulation and free trade.
I don't think one game, good, bad, indifferent, or anything makes your career. "This is a humbling experience", Manziel said. But I believe this is a test of my drive and a test of our will as a team. "I'm loving how our defence is executing".
Women who have never caused any problems for Denmark , women who work, study and are contributing members of society. It is estimated that Muslims account for about 7 percent out of the total population of 5.6 million in Denmark .
This is Florida State's lowest preseason ranking in the coaches' poll since they were 20th in Jimbo Fisher's first season (2010). Here now are the five teams I'd argue the nation's SIDs coaches overrated or underrated in their initial edition.
Some people might think soap and water will kill all of the tiny microorganisms on or inside the condom, but that's not the case. The CDC issued a message on Twitter for both men and woman who may opt to use a dental dam instead of a traditional condom.
Buyers can receive a refund or make an exchange by returning recalled cartons to the retail location where they made the purchase. The 145,254 affected products make up only 0.8 percent of Vanilla Almond Breeze half-gallons shipped by Hood in the past year .
Gonzalo Higuain reveals why he snubbed Blues for AC Milan
AC Milan chief Leonardo has defended the sale of Leonardo Bonucci . "All top teams aim for top players", Brazilian Leonardo said. Despite seeming very happy with Milan's new acquisition, Leonardo still reserved special praise for Bonucci, calling him an icon.
Portugal breaks temperature records amid heatwave
Spain's highest recorded temperature is 46.9 degrees Celsius in Cordoba, a southern city, last July. The supermarket chain Morrisons has begun selling "wonky" flowers that have not developed properly.
Benoit Paire has spectacular meltdown at Citi Open
A tour spokesman said Wednesday that Paire was docked for unsportsmanlike conduct, audible obscenity and a lack of best efforts. France's Benoit Paire has been fined $16,500 for his massive meltdown at the Citi Open in Washington on Tuesday.
White House ups ante, looks at 25% tax on Chinese goods
He gave no details of possible measures but said, "we are determined to safeguard our legitimate and lawful rights and interests". The goods that would be subject to the steep import duties include fish, petroleum, chemicals and handbags.
Vegas gunman spent $1.5M in 2 years,
One of Paddock's brothers told investigators that he believed the gunman had a "mental illness and was paranoid and delusional". This lack of an answer can gnaw at those who survive such violence, said Megan Greene, who survived the Las Vegas attack.