Nine Astronauts for the SpaceX and Boeing crewed missions

NASA announced four astronauts who fly aboard the SpaceX crewed dragon.

The astronauts for SpaceX mission are Bob Behnken, Col. Doug Hurley, Victor Glover and Mike Hopkins.

The crewed dragon will likely fly in 2019.

Nine U.S. astronauts, eight NASA and one from Boeing, were assigned to the first test flights and operational missions for Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon in partnership with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

The astronaut assignments are:

Boeing Crew Flight Test
Eric Boe

Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson
Nicole Aunapu Mann

SpaceX Demo-2
Bob Behnken
Doug Hurley

Boeing operational mission
Josh Cassada
Suni Williams

SpaceX operational mission
Victor Glover
Mike Hopkins

7 thoughts on “Nine Astronauts for the SpaceX and Boeing crewed missions”

  1. Good. Took them long enough. The ISS should be getting more visits starting next year. Its swan song before becoming obsolete by more modern space facilities and launchers.

    And the money resulting from these contracts will be used for having BFR.

    But it’s also likely they will choose to keep ISS around some more, to justify other projects.

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  2. they /we need real pilots not some pc groomed governent LIARS.
    hire real explorers and pilots not these desk jockeys.
    these government issues crew has gone noplace in over 30 years!

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