The Commercial Crew program—NASA, SpaceX, Boeing, and more—went in front of Congress to discuss the current status of the crew launch systems in development. Concurrently, the GAO released a report warning that more delays are likely, and could put NASA in a tough spot. I share some thoughts on the matter and talk through what is likely to happen this year.
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- Hearing - An Update on NASA Commercial Crew Systems Development - YouTube
- U.S. GAO - NASA Commercial Crew Program: Continued Delays Pose Risks for Uninterrupted Access to the International Space Station
- U.S. GAO - NASA Commercial Crew Program: Continued Delays Pose Risks for Uninterrupted Access to the International Space Station (PDF, 1.2MB)
- NASA’s Launch Vehicle “Stable Configuration” Double Standard - Main Engine Cut Off
- Atlas-3B-DEC (Atlas-IIIB-DEC)
- Trump administration wants to end NASA funding for the International Space Station by 2025 - The Verge
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