The new space race: Boeing and SpaceX prepare to test the spacecraft that will blast America back into orbit from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in 2018



For the first time since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011, NASA says it may soon have the capability to send astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil.
Critical milestones are on the horizon for Boeing and SpaceX, the space agency's commercial crew partners: Flight tests of their spacecraft, including crewed missions, are planned for 2018.
That's launched something of a 'new space race' at the Kennedy Space Center, officials said.
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TIMELINES  To meet NASA's requirements, Boeing and SpaceX must demonstrate their systems are ready to begin... read more

 
30 August 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 329
Source: Daily Mail
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