Dragon will also be returning a Latching End Effector that was removed from the station's robotic arm to be refurbished on Earth and returned to the orbiting complex as a spare. The first astronauts to fly to the International Space Station aboard privately developed and built commercial spacecraft will be announced by NASA today.
The Expedition 56 crew has finished loading Dragon with sensitive research results and station gear for analysis and refurbishment back on Earth. He will make the announcement at NASA's Johnson Space Center Friday morning.
Both Boeing and SpaceX have designed their own spacesuits. Surprisingly, only 3.0 percent of adults in the survey said NASA's top focus should be sending astronauts to the moon, while a mere 8.0 percent said a human trip to Mars or other planets should be a top priority.
If those uncrewed missions go well, Boeing and SpaceX will each follow with two crewed flights in 2019.
The setback comes as Boeing is entrenched in a competition with Elon Musk's SpaceX to deliver astronauts to the space station, replacing the Russian rockets now used for that objective.
Last month, the Government Accountability Office warned that the companies were slipping in their schedules toward NASA certification, with Boeing reaching that milestone in December 2019 and SpaceX a month later. For CST-100 Starliner, there will be one from NASA and one from Boeing.
"Tomorrow we will meet the astronauts who will be the first to fly the CST-100 Starliner".
These astronauts will be the first to launch on vehicles owned by commercial companies. DM-2, Crew Dragon's first manned demonstration flight, is still now scheduled for December 2018, as reported by the Inquisitr. Boeing also connected the upper and lower domes of its Crew Flight Test spacecraft and attached its docking system in June. However, Boeing announced Wednesday a delay for its first crewed launch. Nominally, two astronauts will be on each test flight.
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.
Now, however, the SpaceX uncrewed flight is scheduled for November 2018 and its crewed successor for April 2019 - edging in front of Boeing's planned launches.
In July, SpaceX shipped its Crew Dragon spacecraft to Kennedy Space Center in Florida for processing in preparation for Demo-1, and completed its first high-altitude balloon drop test - and 17th overall parachute system test - in the Mojave Desert from ~50,000 feet.
The interest rate rise will increase the cost of around 3.7 million residential mortgages that have variable or tracker rates. In a rising rate scenario, it makes enormous sense for customers repaying loans to make periodic principal pre-payments.
Connectivity options on Moto Z3 Play include 4G LTE , Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C port , and a 3.5mm audio jack. From a subscription perspective, the Mod acts like "a data card connected to your phone ", according to Moto engineers.
Supporters of President Donald Trump fill the stands during a rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on Tuesday. He also pushed for stricter voter identification laws, a cause that is broadly popular among Trump's conservative base.
The message marked the first time Trump publicly elaborated on prior vague claims of conflicts of interest regarding Mueller. Jonathan Swan at Axios reported Giuliani told him Trump is fed up with Robert Mueller and wants him to "put up or shut up".
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Family friend Jason Marchand, who set up the page , said: 'Greg has held his head high and is taking all the news like a beast. But in exceedingly rare circumstances, that lick can lead to a risky and potentially lethal infection from a common bacteria.
We will be updating this story as and when new information comes in regarding Reddit's recent data breach . The company says it learned of the attack on June 19 and that it took place between June 14 and June 18.
Hatch and other Republican senators criticized Democrats for their attempts to obstruct the confirmation of Kavanaugh. The senator's frustration spilled over from Wednesday, when he said Democrats had gone " borking mad ".
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