Boeing Starliner Test Flights Slip

NASA SpaceX Boeing astronaut cst 100 starliner crew dragon spaceships spacecraft american flag space race illustration business insider shayanne gal 2x1

NASA on Thursday said it expects SpaceX to fly its first astronauts in April of 2019 and Boeing will follow, launching astronauts into space in the middle of next year.

The crewed mission will be called Demo-2 for SpaceX and Crew Flight Test for Boeing.

"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'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. 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.

Trump thanks Kim for handing over remains of war dead
U.S. officials have been closely monitoring North Korea's willingness to abandon its nuclear ambitions. Sanders also reaffirmed the U.S's firm commitment on the United Nations sanctions on North Korea, .

Johnson Space Center Director Mark Geyer and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana will join Bridenstine and representatives from Boeing and SpaceX to introduce the crews.

The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action.

Friday's announcement is expected to identify Chris Ferguson, who was the commander of NASA's last space shuttle mission and is now Boeing's director of crew and mission operations, as a member of the first Starliner crew. In its report, the GAO said NASA's projected "average" certification date for Boeing was December 2019, and January 2020 for SpaceX, with the potential for both companies to slip well into 2020.

SpaceX has not publicly revised its Crew Dragon schedule.

Ohio State Announces Special Independent Board Related to Meyer Investigation
Urban Meyer is a great coach. "I told Shelley , I sent her some pictures (of her injuries), I spoke to her on the phone". Smith was sacked July 23 after reports surfaced that his ex-wife filed an order of protection against him.

"And NASA will be the anchor tenant", said scientist in residence John Charles at Space Center Houston.

In March, SpaceX performed two parachute tests, the company's 14th and 15th overall parachute test supporting Crew Dragon development in the Mojave Desert in Southern California. Since the shuttle fleet's retirement in 2011, the only spaceship cleared for carrying people to the station has been Russia's Soyuz spacecraft, and the ticket price for NASA is in the range of $80 million a seat. "To meet NASA's requirements, the commercial providers must demonstrate that their systems are ready to begin regular flights to the space station".

These flight tests will have similar configurations to the uncrewed tests, but the crew will have the ability to interface with spacecraft displays, communicate with mission control, and practice manual controls during flight. Future integration of the crew access arm will allow for safe crew entry for launch and exit from the spacecraft in the unlikely event a pad abort is required. The first flights were scheduled for 2018.

NASA robotics technologist Brian Roberts said, "When your vehicle stops working or runs out of gas, you don't leave it on the side of the road". "We want to do some climate science, but we aren't going to do some of the insane stuff that the previous administration did", he said.

House Republicans move to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein
The House of Representatives departed on Thursday for a five-week recess after Mr Ryan declined to schedule a vote on the bill. Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended Rosenstein at an appearance in Boston on Thursday, Reuters reports.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Delhi Police cautions people against taking part in 'Kiki' dance challenge
Aug 03, 2018 - 15:37
Many youngsters are jumping out of their cars and getting hurt by daring to sing to the Canadian rapper song " In my feelings ". The Gujarat Police on Tuesday warned taking up the Kiki challenge may land one in a hospital bed or behind bars.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Elon Musk's apology to analysts he scorned sends Tesla stock soaring
Aug 02, 2018 - 16:36
On Wednesday's call, Mr Musk apologized to Mr Sacconaghi for being "impolite" before and blamed insufficient sleep. But Tesla shares actually rose by about 4 percent on speculation it will turn profitable before the year's end.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Impossible' to make Mars like Earth with current technology - NASA study
Aug 02, 2018 - 15:46
In this image from Hubble's visible so-called classical ring of Saturn , which were the first recorded explorers of the planet. During opposition, a planet will appear larger than usual, and its brightest colours are visible.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Zimbabwe election: ZANU-PF wins parliamentary majority, electoral body says
Aug 02, 2018 - 15:36
Gunfire was heard downtown throughout the afternoon, including near the ruling party headquarters where protesters had gathered. Zimbabwe's main opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa , casts his vote at a polling station in Harare on Monday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top United States hits Turkey with sanctions over American pastor's detention
Aug 02, 2018 - 13:38
He is charged with supporting the group Ankara blames for orchestrating an attempted coup in 2016. He denies the charges, but faces up to 35 years in jail.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kentucky soldier killed in Korean War identified
Aug 02, 2018 - 07:39
And 38 North is also skeptical concerning reports of "secret uranium processing facilities" that have emerged over the last month. The Pentagon said it was "absolutely" considering the possibility of sending personnel to North Korea for this objective .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Swedish crown jewels stolen
Aug 02, 2018 - 00:31
Police have not yet made any arrests, with spokesman Thomas Agnevik telling reporters in Sweden: 'It's 1-0 to them right now. The Swedish royal family is said to be fuming after thieves made away with some of their most prized Crown Jewels.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sen. Johnson: Shutdown Threat Not 'Helpful'
Aug 01, 2018 - 23:16
The Senate remains in session and is set to go on break the week of August 6 before returning for the rest of the month. Also, in February, Trump said that he'd "love to see a shutdown" if the government did not focus on immigration .

Why Kate Middleton could travel home for Meghan Markle's birthday this weekend
Aug 01, 2018 - 23:13
Meghan Markle's sister, Samantha , blasted Chrissy Teigen after the model slammed Thomas Markle . Let your daughter be happy, please.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top North Korea 'making new missiles' despite USA pledge
Aug 01, 2018 - 21:29
The repatriation is a breakthrough in a long-stalled United States effort to obtain war remains from North Korea. It had been used to assemble space launch vehicles and develop and test liquid-fuel rocket engines.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top All eyes on Virginia court as Paul Manafort's fraud trial begins
Aug 01, 2018 - 21:07
The former Trump campaign head was ordered to jail by a judge on new charges that he was tampering with witnesses. Manafort has used similar arguments to challenge his indictments in Virginia and Washington .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top At Least 3 Dead, Several Injured In New Orleans Shooting Attack
Jul 30, 2018 - 22:03
Police haven't named the suspects but have said one was armed with a pistol and the other was armed with a long gun. He encouraged the use of Crimestoppers at 822-1111 for those wishing to give anonymous tips.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top At least 14 dead as 6.4 magnitude natural disaster strikes Lombok island
Jul 30, 2018 - 21:49
Even though tremors were felt in Bali , which is about 200 km away, there was no damage or casualties. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, the European quake agency, put the magnitude at 6.5.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Yoshinori Muto close to Newcastle move
Jul 30, 2018 - 20:26
So, hopefully we can bring someone to replace him, quickly. "It means we can bring in another striker and we can be stronger", he said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Disappointment for relatives as long-awaited investigation into MH370 proves inconclusive
Jul 30, 2018 - 20:14
The 449-page report concludes that the plane's sudden turns were not likely the result of a system failure, Bloomberg reports. The "command of the English language" between Kuala Lumpar and Ho Chi Minh airports "needs improvement", the document added.