Aug 04 2018
Nasa has named the astronauts who will fly the first missions into space on commercially provided rockets and capsules, starting next year.
In all, eight astronauts will be assigned to initial test flights and missions to the International Space Station.
The test flights and missions aboard Boeing's CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, slated for as early as April 2019, will "begin a new era in America spaceflight", the USA space agency said.
U.S. astronauts now ride on Russian capsules to the space station, with NASA paying as much as $82 million a seat.
(AP) In addition to naming the crews of the test flights, Nasa also announced today the four astronauts who will fly aboard the first operational Starliner and Dragon missions to the space station. If history is any guide, the crews taking the spotlight on Friday will have even more time to train. All have a military background.
The seven men and two women pumped their fists in the air and gave thumbs ups as they strode onto the stage to cheers from the crowd.
Chris Ferguson, director of Boeing's Starliner crew and mission operations, along with NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, practices the emergency egress system training at Kennedy Space Center. NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley would fly on the first human test flight of SpaceX's Dragon capsule. The cargo missions started in 2012.
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"Component degradation, manufacturers no longer in business, and changes in technologies over the past 20 years on a one-of-a-kind on-orbit spacecraft like the ISS also present the risk of hardware becoming technologically obsolete", their report says.
Last week, Boeing confirmed that it had a problem with its launch abort system, which is created to ferry crews to safety in the event of an emergency.
"The first flight is something you dream about as a test pilot", said Hurley, who flew on the last shuttle mission. "But looks like it might".
"Oh, it better, " Bridenstine chimed in.
Astronauts, from left to right, Victor Glover, Michael Hopkins, Robert Behnken, Douglas Hurley, Nicole Mann, Christopher Ferguson, Eric Boe, Josh Cassada and Sunita Williams. Josh Cassada and Suni Williams will be the second crew for the Starliner and Victor Glover and Mike Hopkins will be the second crew for the Dragon.
Boeing's CST-100 Starliner will be launched from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Dragons, meanwhile, will fly on SpaceX's own Falcon 9 rockets.
The Commercial Crew program, on the whole, has experienced numerous delays and budget shortfalls as Boeing and SpaceX work to bring crewed launches back to the U.S. "We're returning to a full-capability ascent abort system to keep astronauts safe all the way through the profile, and that's something that the shuttle didn't have". The group likened it to flying an iPhone, with a minimal number of switches compared with the 3,000 switches in the old shuttle cockpit. He flew aboard three shuttle missions, including the program's final mission in 2011. SpaceX's manned test flight will feature two NASA astronauts. Boeing is aiming for a test flight at the end of this year or early next, and the first crew flight in the middle of next year. The retired US Navy Captain piloted the Space Shuttle Atlantis in 2006.
Aug 04 2018
Mosquitoes with West Nile virus found in Louisville
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Aug 03 2018
Washington wins order preventing posting of 3D-printed gun plans
State Department forced it to remove materials related to the printable guns from its website under munitions export control laws. In 2013, Defense Distributed posted a YouTube video demonstrating what it said was a Liberator pistol made from 3D-printed parts.
Aug 02 2018
Crews report progress in fight against twin California fires
The fire was nearly 35 percent contained, and thousands of residents were allowed to return to their neighborhoods. Officials said Monday that 723 homes have been destroyed by that fire, up from a previous count of 657 homes lost.
Aug 02 2018
Judge issues order to stop release of 3-D plastic gun blueprints
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Aug 01 2018
Harley Davidson plans smaller bike with eye on India
USA sales slid 6.4 per cent in the most recent quarter, and they're down 8.7 per cent at the halfway point of the year. Harley-Davidson has announced a new strategy to take on global markets and push forward with electric motorcycles .
Jul 31 2018
Zimbabweans vote in first election after Mugabe ouster
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Jul 31 2018
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Jul 29 2018
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Jul 27 2018
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Jul 25 2018
Tesla pushes suppliers to return payments
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