The crew will be the first group of American astronauts to go to space from American soil since NASA retired its Space Shuttle Program in 2011.
NASA contracted both companies to shuttle astronauts to and from the International Space Station following the retirement of the space shuttle fleet in 2011.
"Space has transformed the American way of life", NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstein said at the event. What is not known is who gets to fly on which company's spacecraft, and on which flight they get to launch. "Today's announcement advances our great American vision and strengthens the nation's leadership in space".
"What an exciting and unbelievable day", Jim Bridenstine, NASA's administrator, said at the announcement at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
The unpiloted supply ship launched from Cape Canaveral on June 29 aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, and it reached the space station July 2.
Eric Boe: Like many astronauts, Boe became an astronaut after a stint as an Air Force fighter pilot.
Of the nine astronauts tapped to serve as crew members, all but three are space flight veterans.
Christopher Ferguson understands not only NASA but also Boeing. Boeing said only that it would fly NASA's astronauts by the middle of next year.
Hurley's history includes being a pilot for the United States Marine Corps. Just as in the past, all human launches will originate here on the space coast.
Robert Behnken is from St. Ann, Missouri.
The first flight is expected sometime next year.
Douglas Hurley calls Apalachin, New York, his hometown.
NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold was one of the first to offer the chosen astronauts a hearty congrats. He piloted space shuttle Endeavor for STS-127 and Atlantis for STS-135, the final space shuttle mission. The Crew Dragon spacecraft will launch from Launch Complex 39A at NASA'sKennedy Space Center. 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. However, a NASA spokesman said that does not guarantee those four astronauts will be assigned to an actual mission.
Astronaut Josh Cassada is a physicist by training. It will be Cassada's first spaceflight.
Sunita Williams was born in Euclid, Ohio, but considers Needham, Massachusetts, her hometown. Eric Boe, retired Navy Capt.
It is on the subsequent missions that the crew capsules will head to the space station and dock.
Victor Glover is from Pomona, California. Therefore, it's essential that Crew Dragon and Starliner be ready for operational flights by the 2020 deadline. He made 400 carrier landings and flew 24 combat missions. He's also married to another astronaut, K. Megan McArthur.
Michael Hopkins was born in Lebanon, Missouri, and grew up on a farm near Richland, Missouri. "Each test flight will provide data on the performance of the rockets, spacecraft, ground systems, and operations to ensure the systems are safe to fly astronauts", explained NASA in the statement. She has spent a grand total of 322 days in space including a stint commanding the space station and performing seven spacewalks. Hopkins was a member of Expedition 37 and 38 in 2013 and 2014.
The test flight astronauts on the Crew Dragon, both of whom joined NASA in 2000, will be Col.
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