04 Aug '18, 12am

Meet the 9 Military Officers on NASA’s Revolutionary Space Crews https://t.co/3ZUSvHpcns

The first group of American astronauts who will fly to and from the International Space Station from U.S. soil in nearly a decade all served as military officers. Eric Boe, Christopher Ferguson, Nicole Aunapu Mann, Robert Behnken, Douglas Hurley, Josh Cassada, Sunita Williams, Victor Glover and Michael Hopkins hope to usher in a new era of American space travel. They'll head to space in aircraft that weren't designed by NASA. The astronauts will fly the first test flights and missions in two American-made, commercial spacecraft: Boeing's CS T-1 00 Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon . NASA has worked closely with the companies throughout design, development and testing to ensure the systems meet the agency's safety and performance requirements, according to a news release. "We're looking for spaceflight to look a lot like flying a commercial airplane," Ferguson said during ...

Full article: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/08/03/meet-9-mil...

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