Date: 7 months ago   Category: Space

NASA postponed the first flight of the SpaceX ship to the ISS


Adjustment will allow to return the cargo Dragon spaceship of a mission CRS-16 which a few days ago reached the ISS. The trial pilotless flight of the Crew Dragon spaceship of the private company SpaceX created in the USA to refuse services of the Russian Federation in transportation of astronauts on the International Space Station and from it, is postponed for 10 days. As reported in Space management of the USA, start is shifted from 7 for January 17. "We still have a work on process certification, development of the equipment and check of readiness. The forthcoming steps on this process before a test mission - critical importance. We do not depend on dates, and we rely on data. Eventually, we will start SpaceX Demo-1 when it is necessary, having obtained information for the following flights, including with people onboard", – the manager of Commercial Crew Program Cathie Lyuders specified. Terms of start of the competitor of Dragon Crew - the ship of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner company - are also a little corrected: pilotless flight will take place in March, piloted - in August. In 2014 Boeing received the contract from NASA for the sum of $4.2 billion on the piloted flights to the ISS, and $2.6 billion got SpaceX the similar arrangement with figure. Now in space since June 6 works as the first part of an expedition of the ISS-57 - the 42-year-old commander of crew Alexander Gerst (Germany), his coeval Cerina Aunyon-Chensellor (USA) and 43-year-old Sergey Prokopyev (Russian Federation), and the second - 39-year-old Ann Makkleyn (USA), 48-year-old David Seong-Jacques (Canada) and 54-year-old Oleg Kononenko (Russian Federation). Let's remind, on December 5 Falcon 9 successfully put to orbit the Dragon ship with freight for the ISS. News отв Telegram. Subscribe for our https://t.me/korrespondentnet channel

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