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The Americans will resume the space program, but without the “Russian taxi”


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Since the retirement of Shuttle for a long time NASA had booked places on Board the Russian Soyuz spacecraft to bring American astronauts to the International space station. Given the recent political tension, it makes more inconvenience, to the detriment of American pride.

This situation has forced NASA to hire Boeing Co. and SpaceX Elon musk (Elon Musk) to develop a new generation of shuttles that would deliver American astronauts to the ISS. By next year, both companies plan to make two test flight for a commercial team of NASA. The ambitious project, which will be ready in 2019.

“I think we’re ready to make a trial run in 2018,” – said Kathryn Lueders (Lueders Kathryn), program Manager, NASA at the International Symposium for personal commercial operations in Las Cruces, new Mexico.

“When Americans think about spaceflight, they always mean the flights for all mankind, – Caleb Weiss (Caleb Weiss), Manager of the mission, “United Launch Alliance”. And so, if the US has no space program, then this omission for all people of the Earth.”

According to the schedule of NASA the first step for a new program scheduled for April will be held the launch of the space unmanned Dragon. And in August will be a trial run of the machine with the crew.

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