Ferguson will fly with NASA astronauts Eric Boe, a veteran of two Space Shuttle missions, and Nicole Aunapu Mann on the first crewed test flight of Starliner, now projected to take place in mid-2019. This will be her first trip to space. "For the first time since 2011, we are on the brink of launching American astronauts on American rockets from American soil".
Recent delays have pushed back the first flights of the Starliner and crewed Dragon to 2019, with uncrewed test flights hopefully happening in November for SpaceX or late this year, early next year for Boeing. "The result is that we'll have a better and safer spacecraft", he said.
More astronauts will be announced to join the crews at a later date, NASA said.
SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft will be launched on one of the company's Falcon 9 rockets, while Boeing's Starliner will hitch a lift on United Launch Alliance's Atlas 5. SpaceX is targeting April 2019 for its crewed demonstration flight, Demo-2.
The announcement is a major development after years of obstacles in sending crews to space.
Space X's Dragon will be tested by Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, and Victor Glover and Michael Hopkins will be on the crew for that mission. He flew on Space Shuttle Endeavour in 2008 with fellow Georgia Tech graduates Sandy Magnus and Shane Kimbrough.
"Safely and reliably flying commercial crew missions for NASA remains the highest priority for SpaceX", Benji Reed, SpaceX's director of crew mission management, said in a statement.
The first Boeing trip to the orbiting outpost includes Josh Cassada, who has never been in space before, and Suni Williams, who is one of the most experienced American astronauts in history, having spent a cumulative 321 days in orbit through her career.
It's been a long journey for NASA and its commercial partners to get both crew capsules up and running.
Glover and Cassada are spaceflight rookies. Since her selection as an astronaut in 1998, she has spent 322 days aboard the International Space Station for Expeditions 14/15 and Expeditions 32/33, commanded the space station and performed seven spacewalks.
No NASA astronaut has rocketed into space from American soil since July 8, 2011, when the space shuttle Atlantis took off from NASA'sKennedy Space Center in Florida, laden with 28,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station.
Four of the five astronauts named to the first Crew Dragon and Starliner flights are spaceflight veterans.
The contracts for travel to the International Space Station were awarded in 2014. "I look forward, sir, to getting you down there at some point out in Hawthorne [SpaceX's California headquarters] and maybe you can sit next to us in the cockpit and go through flying the iPhone to dock to space station".
But right now, Arsenal look to have made the greatest strides, even though this was the summer that many at the club had dreaded. This is the most important thing. 'I've learned from this and now I am happy to start a new season'.
Turkey's foreign ministry previously said it would retaliate against Washington's decision, calling it a "hostile stance". Brunson had denied all charges and his case has become a cause celebre for US evangelicals and the Trump administration.
Dan Becker of the Safe Climate Campaign dismissed the Trump administration's arguments as a "parade of concocted horrors". That ignores the fact that more fuel-efficient vehicles are cheaper to operate since drivers have to buy less gas.
The Moto Z3 , however, gets a 12-megapixel f/2.0 color camera and a 12-megapixel monochrome camera, each using laser autofocus. These carriers are part of an intense race to get to 5G as a way to burnish their reputation for network superiority.
ALF originally aired on NBC and the network has had luck by bringing back Will and Grace for a revival season recently. ALF , was voiced by Paul Fusco , who likewise operated the puppet, and co-created the series along with Tom Patchett.
Anyone now assigned to a space mission also won't be picked for the Boeing and SpaceX flights, NASA told Business Insider . It is still not clear which company, Boeing or SpaceX , will launch humans first.
Murray felt Wimbledon came too soon for him and hopes his decision to pull out will pay off in the final major of the year. A 73-minute deciding set followed, in which Murray took an early break and found himself 5-4 up and serving for the match.
Meyer, 22, is available on a free transfer after his contract with Bundesliga outfit Schalke expired earlier this summer. The Guardian reports that the German has held "positive talks" over a move to Selhurst Park after leaving Schalke .
Daesh claims attack on Afghan midwife centre
According to the provincial officials, at present there is a skirmish between the security forces and the attackers. Security forces swarmed into the area, and a plume of thick black smoke rose into the sky above the compound.
Apple becomes world's first trillion-dollar company
The stock has risen more than 21 per cent this year and an eye-watering 50,000 per cent since it became a public company in 1980. The quarter also marks a new revenue record for Apple services at US$9.5 billion which is a 31% increase year on year.