Social Media Sidebar

Announcement

Please sign up, comment on articles and bring your friends!

Current poll

PlanetTech is asking:

What do you think about our new web site?

Love it, indeed
Really good solution
Same as old one
The old one was better
This is a new option

Quote of the day

Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.

 

Thomas Edison

Elon Musk Reveals When SpaceX Will Be Able to Send Humans Into Space

RATE THIS! +6
Posted in Science on 8th Aug, 2018 07:58 AM by Alex Muller

On Monday, Musk confirmed a report that claimed NASA estimates the firm will be ready for people-carrying space adventures as early as April of next year. While a good sign for the company’s Mars mission, a successful human test flight would also enable a new method of sending people to the International Space Station.

 

The goal is vital for NASA’s future space station experiments. The agency ended its shuttle program in 2011 and now depends on third-party support to reach the station. NASA currently has a contract to use the Russian Soyuz spacecraft that expires on November 2019, and the agency plans to use Boeing or SpaceX to fill the gap.

 

Last week, the agency announced it expects SpaceX to complete an uncrewed test flight in November 2018 followed by a crewed flight in April 2019. Musk confirmed the company will have the Crew Dragon capsule hardware ready to go by this date.


Tags: spaceSpaceXElon MuskFalcon Heavyrocket

Read original article » Back to category

Comments



 

Recent headlines

  • Posted in Science on 2018-08-16 18:07:15
    Radar could make for less-biased heart checks..read more
    Posted in Medicine on 2018-08-16 17:57:14
    Psychedelics Are Showing Real Promise for Treating Mental.....read more
    Posted in Hardware on 2018-08-15 14:29:50
    Airbus has solar powered stratosphere drone that has.....read more
    Posted in Science on 2018-08-15 14:22:56
    Baycrest Virtual Brain joins flagship neuroscience.....read more
    Posted in Medicine on 2018-08-14 02:56:05
    Failed antibiotics can be team up to fight against superbugs..read more
Posted in Business on 2013-10-10 01:33
China is working towards a manned lunar mission in about.....read more
Posted in Business on 2013-10-20 07:17
Spacex says China is their main competitor for commercial.....read more
Posted in Software on 2013-10-20 06:43
Pirate Bay Browser Clocks 1,000,000 Downloads..read more
Posted in Medicine on 2013-10-10 02:10
Google reportedly investing hundreds of millions into new.....read more
Posted in Medicine on 2013-10-14 03:13
Endothelial Cells Can Repair and Regenerate Organs,.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Spacex says China is their main competitor for commercial.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Staring at Your Phone Could Be Making You Short Sighted..read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Oculus Rift virtual reality headset coming to mobile, but.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
China is working towards a manned lunar mission in about.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Delivering drugs via nanoparticles to target mitochondria..read more

Recent Blog Posts

  • Posted by AlexMuller
    In five years quantum computing will be mainstream..read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Google partners with Johnson and Johnson to make lower cost.....read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Electron holography microscope with spatial resolution down to.....read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Lower cost advanced Nuclear power could dominate future US energy..read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Why Hasn’t AI Mastered Language Translation?..read more

Login to your Account

Login to your PlanetTech Account here

Username:
Password:
Remember me
or

Create a New Account

You just need username and password

The following errors occured:
Username:
Email:
Password:
Verify password:
Remember me