United Launch Alliance preps for the return of manned space missions from Cape Canaveral

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"United Launch Alliance is involved in NASA’s Commercial Crew program that will take American astronauts into space on missions launched from U.S. soil. Since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011, the U.S. has been relying on Russian Soyuz rockets, launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, to get astronauts to the International Space Station.
NASA recently named the nine American astronauts that will crew the test flights and first missions of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft. The Starliner will launch atop a ULA Atlas V rocket from ULA’s Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral."

NASA pairing with a private company to put US Astronauts back in space of US space craft from American soil. Who would have thought.
SOURCE URL: http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/08/10/united-launch-alliance-preps-for-return-manned-space-missions-from-cape-canaveral.html


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