Since the end of NASA’s space shuttle program in 2011, the American space agency has relied on Russian rockets and capsules to bring their astronauts to the International Space Station.
This plan, of course, was never ideal, and it was never meant to be permanent.
Even before the end of the shuttle program, NASA got to work to find a replacement. The agency landed on the Commercial Crew program, which would see Boeing and SpaceX build new vehicles that could deliver astronauts to the space station.
Since 2010, that program has inched along, moving ever-closer to crewed and uncrewed test flights. Read more…
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Author: Miriam Kramer
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