Boeing Starliner's flight will be known as the Orbital Flight Test, and it will depart atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The coming launches will be the first from American soil since the Space Shuttle's 2011 retirement, according to a NASA news release.
For the past seven years, Nasa astronauts have hitched rides to the orbiting outpost on Russia's Soyuz spacecraft - at a cost of some US$80 million a seat.
U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed the news, and tweeted, " NASA, which is making a BIG comeback under the Trump Administration, has just named 9 astronauts for Boeing and SpaceX space flights.
NASA made the announcement today (Aug. 3) here at the Johnson Space Center, with the agency revealing the eight agency astronauts and one Boeing astronaut before a cheering crowd of lawmakers, dignitaries and kids waving signs and American flags. NASA picked Crew Dragon and Starliner to replace the space shuttle for ISS transportation back in 2014.
SpaceX's first crewed test flight on the Crew Dragon will be flown by astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley in April 2019. Robert Behnken, a former Air Force colonel, will join former Marine Corps colonel Douglas Hurley on the Crew Dragon test flight. NASA worked closely with the companies to engineer both spacecraft.
In addition to naming the crews of the test flights, NASA also announced the four astronauts who will fly aboard the first operational Starliner and Dragon missions to the space station.
As Dragon prepares to carry humans for the first time, the spacecraft continues to make regular trips to the International Space Station carrying cargo under SpaceX's Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Her first was a space shuttle mission that launched in 2007, and the second was a Soyuz-launched mission in 2012. "I'll tell you, being able to launch to the International Space Station from US soil, I can't imagine better", Cassada said.
Answering a reporter's question about what was specifically said on trade, Wang said: "We did not speak in such details". FILE - A clerk counts Chinese yuan and US dollar banknotes at a branch of Bank of China in Taiyuan, China, Jan. 4, 2016.
Many Americans who went missing were prisoners of war who died before the war ended or were left behind during enemy advancements. Initial forensic analysis suggested that the remains were likely to be those of American service members, the US military said.
For their first summer, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be spending few weeks together before heading on to join the Queen . The Duchess and I had a chat about the recent referendum - she watched with interest and was pleased with the result".
The SAFD hopes its crew will help in the fight, adding to the more than 4,700 fire personnel who are now battling the Carr Fire . There are still shelters located at Lower Lake High School, Middletown High and Middle Schools, Twin Pine Casino and Mt.
Small businesses (one to 49 employees) grew by 52,000 jobs, while large businesses (500 employees or more) gained 48,000 jobs. The economy expanded at a 4.1 per cent annual rate in the April-June quarter, the strongest showing in almost four years.
They live near each other in South Florida and said they spent last weekend practicing together at The Bear's Club. With play completed, Wise finished T6, seven short of overnight leader and champion Justin Thomas .
An all-out trade war could overshadow Trump's otherwise solid economic record of low unemployment and stimulus-fuelled growth. China's finance authority released new sets of tariffs on 5,207 good imported from the US , ranging from 5 to 25 percent.
The USTR is reviewing 10% tariffs on a further $200 billion in Chinese imports, and is even considering raising the rate to 25%. China has already retaliated with duties of its own, and has pledged to match the USA dollar for dollar with new tariffs.
Since the 20-year-old burst onto the scene in 2015, he has become one of the most highly-rated young players in the world. Former Manchester United chief exec Peter Kenyon says Jose Mourinho and Ed Woodward need to sort out their relationship.
The cause of crash is now being investigated by the Federal Prosecutor's Office, in partnership with local Swiss authorities. JU-Air runs a small fleet of four Junker planes, all built in 1939 and operated by ex-military and professional pilots.
Takeaways from day six of the Paul Manafort trial
In another heated exchange, Downing tried to press Gates into explicitly saying that he had embezzled money from Manafort. Manafort was chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, and his longtime deputy was part of the campaign, too.
Trump insists Trump Tower meeting 'totally legal'
On Trump's tweet about Donald Trump Jr .'s meeting at Trump Tower: It undercuts the latest official story his team has put out. NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith has been following all of this, and she is here to walk us through this timeline.
Newcastle complete signing of Japan forward Muto
Information from The Associated Press and Reuters was used in this report . "But I can't say too much". He was asked if he was hinting at the player recruitment at the club, to which he said: "Everything".
Oil dented by rising tide of supply
The global benchmark traded at $5.86 premium to WTI in the same month after the spread widened to as much as $11.43 in June. The contract lost 1.9 percent on Wednesday.
At least 20 dead in strikes on Yemen's Hodeida
On Tuesday Yemen's Houthi group said, it was unilaterally halting attacks in the Red Sea for two weeks to support peace efforts. One woman at the protest said: "All the world knows what happens in Yemen and no country did anything for Yemen - didn't help".
Pedro agrees new one-year Chelsea deal
I have to speak with my player, of course. "We have very good midfielders, but maybe a midfielder with different characteristics". Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has revealed that he will meet Thibaut Courtois for talks over the player's future on Monday.
Alisson Set to Make Liverpool FC Debut on Saturday vs Napoli
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker will make his debut in tomorrow's friendly against Napoli , manager Juergen Klopp has said. Liverpool: Alisson 6, Clyne 6, Gomez 6, Van Dijk 6, Robertson 6, Wiljnaldum 7, Milner 7, Keita 7, Salah 8, Mane 7, Firmino 7.
Trump blasts LeBron James ahead of Ohio rally
The basketball star recently opened an I Promise School for low income and at-risk kids in OH , inspired by his own upbringing. But the best laugh was reserved for the man who conducted the LeBron interview, suffering the worst of Trump's Twitter jab.
Mueller offers to limit investigators' questions for Trump
Trump has steadily attacked his attorney general for recusing himself from the Russian Federation probe in March 2017. The White House denied that Trump was actually directing his attorney general to end the "ridiculous" investigation.