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NASA MAY EXTEND SPACE STATION MISSIONS TO ADDRESS POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL CREW DELAYS

NASA MAY EXTEND SPACE STATION MISSIONS TO ADDRESS POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL CREW DELAYS NASA is in discussions with its Russian counterparts about extending some upcoming space station missions as a way to buy more time for development of commercial crew vehicles. During an April 12 hearing by the commerce, justice and science subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee on the agency’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposal, NASA Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot said longer “increments” of crews on the ISS could be one way to provide more schedule margin in the event of additional delays by Boeing and SpaceX in the development of their crewed spacecraft.   More



(Source: SpaceNews - Apr 14)

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