The astronauts assignments will be for both the test flights of Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Crew Dragon, which won't dock with the ISS, as well as the first post-certification missions for both private companies, which will head to the space station.
The manned test flight from Boeing will feature one NASA astronaut and one Boeing employee, most likely former astronaut Chris Ferguson.
The SpaceX crewed test flight, now scheduled for April 2019, will be flown by NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley.
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Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer, has indicated that Mr Trump could pardon Mr Manafort should he be found guilty. The other 31 people charged have either pleaded guilty or are Russians seen as unlikely to enter an American courtroom. "Mr.
The second demo mission of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft is set to launch in April 2019.
NASA plans to announce its final decision on the crews - two astronauts for each of the four crewed test flights - on Friday morning. Between the end of the space shuttle program and the start of commercial crew operations, Nasa's crew members have and are continuing to launch to the space station on Russian Soyuz spacecraft. Flights without any people are expected before the end of 2018, followed by two crewed missions sometime in 2019.
"The opportunity to fly in a new vehicle is any test pilot and astronaut's dream", Mike Hopkins, an Air Force colonel who will fly aboard the Crew Dragon on its first mission, wrote on Twitter.
Bob Behnken: Behnken was chosen as an astronaut in 2000 and has been to space twice on two shuttle missions. 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.
SpaceX's Crew Dragon will launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Boeing and Space Adventures, the US company that arranged space tourist flights on Russian Soyuz spacecraft, have a partnership that could allow paying passengers to ride in a fifth seat on CST-100 missions for shorter-duration missions.
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Facebook executives said they did not have enough technical evidence to link the activity to any specific group at this time . Republican Senator Richard Burr applauded the action against disinformation campaigns. "The Russians want a weak America".
The Starliner spacecraft is being outfitted at the Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center, according to NASA. Two top Navy pilots, Josh Cassada and Suni Williams, will be on a subsequent Starliner flight ― considered the craft's first mission.
"It's absolutely an opportunity of a lifetime", said Mann, who was selected as an astronaut in 2013.
Both companies will also conduct abort system test flights to ensure the astronauts can safely escape should their rockets go awry.
Additional crew members will be assigned by NASA's worldwide partners at a later date. Robert Behnken, Douglas Hurley, Victor Glover and Michael Hopkins will fly with SpaceX. "We had our quarterly [review] this week, and for the first time in years, it felt real".
In 2014, Boeing and SpaceX were awarded a combined $6.8 billion in contracts from NASA to develop spacecraft capable of flying crews to the station, the orbiting laboratory.
The Starliner will launch aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. She has spent a grand total of 322 days in space including a stint commanding the space station and performing seven spacewalks.
The company's fortunes were turbocharged by the launch of personal gadgets such as the iPod in 2001 and the iPhone in 2007. A company's market cap is calculated by multiplying the number of shares outstanding by its stock's share price.
One player who could sign is Barcelona bulldozer Yerry Mina , whose stock has risen after a fine World Cup in Russian Federation . Maguire was a revelation at the World Cup as the Leicester star helped England to reach the semi-finals.
McDonald, 23, broke two of Murray's opening three service games and wrapped up the first set 6-3 inside 40 minutes. Murray played three matches in late June before withdrawing from Wimbledon to better recover from the operation.
Zanu-PF, in power since the country gained its independence 38 years ago, has won a two-thirds parliamentary majority. The US embassy in Harare also issued a statement asking American citizens to avoid the central business district.
However, Nats GM Mike Rizzo held a press conference on Tuesday morning saying the team is not trading Harper. The Phillies are a 0.5 game ahead of the Braves and 5.5 games ahead of the Nationals in the NL East.
From all the renders and leaks we've seen, we can speculate with some confidence as to what the Galaxy Note 9 will look like. Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has been leaked ahead of its August 9 launch , and this time again it is from the company itself.
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Press secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump was just expressing his opinion, not giving an order. "America must never accept it". Mr Trump has called claims of collusion "a hoax!". "Fire Mueller and we fire you", he tweeted.
Experts say the North likely wants a declaration of the end of the Korean War as part of US security assurances. The photo includes a vehicle the Post says is similar to those used by North Korea to transport missiles.
Shah's much-discussed use of a flight simulator appeared to be purely for practice and indicated no malign intent. He added: "We can not exclude the possibility that there was unlawful interference from a third party".
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The two leaders then held a one-on-one Oval Office meeting and more extensive bilateral discussions before facing the media. Trump also described the Iran nuclear deal, which he pulled the USA out of in May, as "ridiculous" and a "waste of paper".
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A federal law passed in 1988 - crafted with NRA support - bars the manufacture, sale or possession of an undetectable firearm. The Trump administration issued a decision in June that allows for the online publishing of instructions for 3D-printed guns.
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And Mourinho is angry at United's failure to deliver all the transfer targets he identified at the start of the summer. For Mourinho's sake, if he is only going to get one more player in the transfer window, it better be this guy.