SpaceX Dragon cargo spaceship comes back to earth from ISS
08 August, 2018, 21:33 | Author: Chad Warren
"We're flying American astronauts on American rockets from American soil", NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said during the presentation ceremony at the Johnson Space Center of Houston.
SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft came back to Earth on Friday after completion of its mission of supplying cargo to the International Space Station. He was selected as an astronaut in 2000 and piloted space shuttle Endeavour for the STS-126 mission and Discovery on its final flight, STS-133. Now, we know the names of those launches' first passengers.
The space agency announced on Friday that the nine astronauts will launch on the first crewed test flights and missions of new commercial spacecraft built and operated by The Boeing Company and SpaceX.
The goal is vital for NASA's future space station experiments.
The space agency assigned nine astronauts to crew the first test flight and the mission of both Boeing's CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon.
Several of the selected astronauts are shuttle program veterans. Ferguson now works for Boeing and is poised to become the first-ever private company astronaut.
NASA's Commercial Crew Program is facilitating the development of a US commercial crew space transportation capability with the goal of achieving safe, reliable and cost-effective access to and from the International Space Station and low-Earth orbit. He began his career with the Air Force, and served as a fighter pilot, test pilot and colonel.
"To work and live in space is just a humbling and awesome blessing in and of itself, and now to have the opportunity to work with these great companies on something that is so important to our nation and to NASA", Glover said. "I'm just grateful to be able to usher in this new era of American spaceflight". He is a Navy commander, aviator and test pilot with nearly 3,000 hours flying more than 40 different aircraft.
Oil prices looking for support as WTI tests back below $68
Fears that Chinese demand could taper fuelled the pullback on Friday after state oil major Sinopec cut its purchases of US crude. To be sure, production jumped from a year ago-by 13.3 percent from the 9.217 million bpd production in May last year.
Set to command what is scheduled to be NASA's first launch of astronauts from US soil in seven years is Chris Ferguson, a 56-year-old Philly-born space explorer. "We take it seriously".
SpaceX is aiming for its first Crew Dragon demo mission or Demo-1 to take off this November and Demo-2 to fly by next April, and plans to launch it on the back of one of its own Falcon 9 rockets from historic launch complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
On the SpaceX vessel will be astronauts Doug Hurley, Victor Glover, Robert Behnken and Michael Hopkins.
June 30, 2011-NASA's space shuttle has been an icon of the USA space program for the past 30 years.
More astronauts will be announced to join the crews at a later date, Nasa said.
Williams has spent 322 days in space as part of two expeditions: 14/15 and 32/33. No female astronaut has logged more spacewalk time. If all goes as planned, he could make history as the first private citizen to launch to orbit on a commercially operated space craft. "That's going to help all of us understand how to live and work in space".
Top row, left to right: NASA Astronauts Victor Glover and Mike Hopkins; bottom row, left to right: NASA Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley.
Glover joined the astronaut corps in 2013; he is a U.S. Navy commander and test pilot with nearly 3,000 flight hours logged in more than 40 different aircraft. He is a Navy commander and test pilot with more than 3,500 flight hours in more than 40 aircraft.
The plane is out of service as the investigation continues. "We will release cause and manner of death upon determination." . According to sources, Flight 1942 from Charlotte, North Carolina, arrived at Terminal B on Monday around 10:44 p.m.
Jordan's comments come in after Trump dragged his name into his heated exchange with James, saying that: "I like Mike". James was insulted by President Donald Trump on Twitter Friday night following a re-airing of an interview with CNN .
Press secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump was just expressing his opinion , not giving an order. "It's the president's opinion". Democratic lawmakers criticized Trump for seeking an end to the probe and urged that Congress protect the investigation.
Keith Gilless is a UC Berkeley professor of forest economics and chairman of the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection. 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.
In August and November Iran faces two new waves of sanctions that will shut off their access to USA banking and oil exports. And John Bolton, the president's national security adviser, is a well-known Iran hawk who has advocated for regime change.
The country is now in the world's worst humanitarian crisis, with more than 22.2 million people in need of assistance. Yemen's war has killed almost 10,000 people, with more than eight million Yemenis at risk of starvation.
In recent years, when one human case occurs in an area, other cases often follow in the same part of the county, they said . People with weak immune systems or those older than 60 years of age are more likely to be infected by the West Nile virus.
These include illegal shipments of oil by sea that, according to Washington , enables Pyongyang to bust its import quotas. But it's also a drop in the bucket compared to how many fallen USA soldiers are still in North Korea.
But within days, Trump himself backed away from the deal, saying talks would "probably have to use a different structure". The two sides held three rounds of formal talks, beginning with a delegation to Beijing led by Mnuchin in May.
Trump Jr. has told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he couldn't remember if he told his father about the meeting. Mr Trump's latest tweet appears to contradict a previous statement from the Trump camp about the meeting.
It's a rarity in combat sports, in that its mainstream, entertainment appeal is completely matched by its competitive legitimacy. Since then, McGregor's return to the UFC has been teased but the two sides couldn't come to an agreement.
Manafort trial: Star witness testifies against ex-Trump aide
Gates is expected to face 6 years in jail, despite his plea deal, whilst Manafort is facing life imprisonment if found guilty. Ellis III said late on August 3 that Downing could begin his questioning of Laporta on Monday and wouldn't rush him.
Real Madrid and Inter at war thanks to Modric's agents
Julen Lopetegui had been hoping to convince the player into staying at the club, but his efforts appear to have been unsuccessful. With Cristiano Ronaldo having departed to Juventus , the 32-year-old's importance to the team has now become even greater.
Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle joins West Brom on loan
Every top flight club must assist the Premier League's host broadcasters as they gather video footage ahead of the new campaign. Newcastle have been chasing Rondon all summer but only wanted to take the striker on loan. "I wish you all the best".
Old-time plane crashes in Swiss Alps, killing 20 on board
The German-built Junker JU52 HB-HOT aircraft, dating from 1939 and nicknamed "Iron Annie", was a collectors' aircraft. The passengers were returning to Zurich from a two-day excursion in Locarno near Switzerland's southern border.