NASA Optimistic SpaceX, Boeing Will Conduct Crewed Test Flights Next Year Written 11 December 2019


Crew Dragon Ready for First LaunchNASA

Forbes contributor Elizabeth Howell reports that NASA “is optimistic astronaut test flights” could occur early next year as a part of 2014 contracts which SpaceX and The Boeing Company signed to “develop commercial crew spacecraft.” Boeing’s Starliner is expected to conduct an uncrewed test flight on December 20 while SpaceX previously sent “an uncrewed Crew Dragon” to the ISS. ISS Mission Integration and Operations Manager Kenny Todd said, “Right now we’re just working with the commercial crew program and really trying to understand what their launch schedule and what their opportunities look like relative to their vehicle processing. We’re going to be ready for them.”
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