NASA Creates Office to Look Into Flying Personnel On Suborbital Flights Written 24 June 2020


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Space News reports that NASA “announced June 23 it has created an office with the commercial crew program, called Suborbital Crew or SubC, that will develop a process for NASA personnel to fly on vehicles such as Blue Origin’s New Shepard and Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo.” NASA will focus on developing “‘system qualification’ of commercial suborbital vehicles to assess their safety.” From there, NASA “will consider buying seats on flights for research and training.”
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