Crew Dragon News
NASA planted the seeds for a commercial program, starting a competition for companies to send cargo to the International Space Station.
NASA has purchased an additional Soyuz seat from Russian space agency, as a failsafe, to ensure it will have a ride to the ISS
NASA would compensate for bumping a Russian cosmonaut from the flight by flying their cargo to the ISS on a US-built spacecraft.
A decade in the making: After a few stumbles and explosions, NASA will launch its astronauts to the ISS on Sunday, 31 May, 12.52 am IST
Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will blast off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center launchpad.
If due to unforeseen circumstances, this mission is not able to launch, it has back-up dates on Sunday, 31 May, 12.52 am IST and Monday, 1 June, 12.30 am IST.
NASA reported that they had been keeping an eye on the weather but rain, clouds, and lightning violated launch criteria throughout the day.
President Donal Trump to attend launch of NASA astronauts for the first time in nine years, from America
Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are scheduled to blast off on Thursday, 2.00 am IST from launch pad 39A from the Kennedy Space Centre.
NASA astronauts launched to the ISS, by SpaceX on Sunday, 31 May, 12.52 am IST will stay longer than originally planned
Currently, the ISS is running with a skeleton crew of three astronauts and the new mission is supposed to launch on 27 May.
NASA and SpaceX are gearing up to send the first astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) from the US since 2011. The space agency has revealed that a SpaceX rocket will send two American astronauts to the ISS on 27 May.
The Crew Dragon took a range of science experiments to the ISS to be worked upon by the residing astronauts.
NASA has softened its stance on space tourist, opening ISS' doors to paying customers once commercial crew flights begin
They recommeded examining Boeing’s software verification process before letting it fly humans to space.
The test is crucial to qualify the capsule to fly humans to the ISS which might by mid-2020.
The test is key for Boeing, who has been tweaking Starliner to ferry NASA astronauts to and from the ISS.
Cimon will spend upto three years in space and is designed to show empathy to its colleagues in orbit.
A seat on Boeing’s Starliner capsule will cost $90 million, almost double the price of SpaceX’s crew Dragon.
After a 2-year delay, Crew Dragon might carry its first astronauts to the Space Station by early 2020.
Commercial Crew Program encourages private companies to develop their own spacecraft to carry human to LOE and the ISS.
SpaceX's Crew Dragon will shuttle astronauts to the space station for the first time since the space shuttle program ended in 2011.
Two space shuttle veterans will be on Crew Dragon's debut manned flight to ISS & back this year or in 2020.
The capsule's return to Earth would be slowed down by parachutes before splashing down in the ocean.