2024 Space Coast Expects to See Most Astronaut Launches Since 2009 Written 21 November 2023


Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft mounted atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Dec. 18, 2019. | Credit: Frank Michaux; NASA

The Orlando (FL) Sentinel reports that the business “of sending humans into space has not yet risen to the levels seen during the space shuttle program, but 2024 could see the most U.S.-based orbital launches in 15 years.” There are seven missions “slated from either Kennedy Space Center or Cape Canaveral Space Force Station that look to place 26 humans into orbit.” It’s the highest number “of crew launching from the Space Coast since 2009.” That year “saw five shuttle launches with 35 humans on board.”
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