US To Launch First Manned Spacecraft To ISS Since 2011 In Late May - Source
Daniyal Sohail 11 days ago Sat 15th February 2020 | 06:40 AM
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 15th February, 2020) The United States will launch its first manned spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) since 2011 in late May, a source in the Russian space and rocket industry told Sputnik.
The US Space Shuttle program of manned spaceflights ended in 2011.
In March, Crew Dragon made its first unmanned test flight to the ISS. In December, a similar flight was carried out by Starliner but a technical failure prevented it from docking with the ISS. After the completion of all test flights, both vehicles will be certified by NASA for full-time missions to the space station.