NASA said SpaceX was now aiming to conduct an uncrewed demonstration flight of its upgraded Dragon capsule in November, known as SpaceX Demo-1.
Johnson Space Center Director Mark Geyer and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana will join NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Boeing and SpaceX officials to make the crew announcement. SpaceX has hinted that its first crewed flight could take place by early next year, but Mulholland declined to speculate.
"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 and commercial industry partners Boeing and SpaceX are making significant advances in preparing to launch astronauts from US soil for the first time since the space shuttle's retirement in 2011. They're both the result of NASA's Commercial Crew Program: a almost 10-year-long, $8-billion effort to maintain access to orbit for United States astronauts.
SpaceX now has six Crew Dragon capsules at various stages of production and testing, NASA officials have said.
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US media are invited to attend the event at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and, afterward, speak with the astronauts about their assignments.
If those flights are successful, the companies will be certified by NASA for crew rotation missions.
"While we know there's quite a bit of interest and focus on who will fly first, NASA is more interested in both of them flying successfully", Stephanie Schierholz, a spokeswoman for the USA space agency, said Thursday. 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. The idea is that other customers will emerge and the company will have a profitable business that does not rely exclusively on government contracts.
During the manned tests, the astronauts will be able to use the displays inside the spacecraft, communicate with mission control and practise manual controls during flight. Boeing's CST-100 Starliner will launch on its first uncrewed flight test on the ULA Atlas V rocket. In this simulation, DOD pararescue specialists jumped from military aircraft, parachuted to the water, and simulated stabilizing the Crew Dragon capsule and safely removing astronauts from the spacecraft. "The result is that we'll have a better and safer spacecraft", he said.
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Cohen recorded conversations he had with Trump and others, and the recordings are now in the hands of federal investigators. Cohen has no hard evidence, the sources say, but is willing to testify to Special Counsel Robert Mueller .
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It is not clear what contact Meyer had, if any, with university officials about the situation until Smith was sacked last month. Courtney Smith told Stadium, a sports network , that she told Meyer's wife in 2015 about the alleged domestic violence.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said both men "played leading roles in the arrest and detention of Pastor Brunson". The sanctions rattled financial markets with the Turkish lira hitting five to the dollar for the first time in history.
The pair attended the Met Gala together in 2017, and are said to have stayed in touch after becoming close a year ago . Earlier this year, they walked on the Met Gala red carpet, making everyone wonder whether they are dating.
Trump asserted Tuesday night at a rally in Tampa, Florida, that he's the most popular person in the Republican Party. Last month, the company was told that David Koch, 78, was stepping down because of his deteriorating health.
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