Has SpaceX Aced Boeing in Space Race?

03 August, 2018, 16:28 | Author: Harriet Bell
  • Month NASA Will Be Declaring Crew Members For SpaceX And Boeing

Due to some further testing required on Boeing's Starliner, it is likely SpaceX will to beat the aerospace giant in becoming the first private company to launch astronauts in an American-built space capsule.

He was a NASA scientist for 33 years. The crewed demonstration flight, with two astronauts on board, will follow in April 2019, four months later than previously announced. "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".

NASA plans to announce the astronauts who will make the first flights aboard the Dragon and CST-100 during a presentation Friday at the Johnson Space Center. That modification is meant to "optimize the program flow", said John Mulholland, Boeing vice president and commercial crew program manager, noting that the abort system is not needed for the uncrewed flight test.

At the same time, rival company SpaceX is still on track for the August launch of DM-1, the unmanned demonstration mission of its Crew Dragon capsule, note the sources. NASA had originally expected the companies to have their spacecraft ready for missions to the International Space Station by the end of past year, but neither were able to meet that target.

The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action. According to Bloomberg, NASA will name the astronauts that will fly on the tests on Friday.

Meanwhile, SpaceX seems to be carrying on as planned, since there has been no news as of this writing that the company might also push back the first manned mission of its Crew Dragon.

SpaceX said it would fly crews by April.

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Crew Dragon is a modified version of its cargo counterpart, and will also launch atop the Falcon 9.

"When we get to this point the companies will have tested every piece of the spacecraft individually, but there is so much more learning that occurs when the spacecraft is actually operated in space".

In March, SpaceX performed two parachute tests, the company's 14th and 15th overall parachute test supporting Crew Dragon development in the Mojave Desert in Southern California.

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. This test demonstrated the system's ability to land the spacecraft safely in the unlikely event of a low altitude abort.

"The crew right now is actually working on integrated crew simulations on the flight systems", said Lueders.

"After the uncrewed flight tests, both companies will execute a flight test with crew prior to being certified by NASA for crew rotation missions", NASA communications specialist Stephanie Martin wrote in a blog post.

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