CST-100 mockup
Technical problems could delay the beginning of regular flights by SpaceX's Crew Dragon (left) and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner until at least late 2018. Credit: SpaceX artist's concept and Boeing
The Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft being prepared for launch in September. A problem with the spacecraft found only after it was placed inside its payload fairing has delayed its launch until the end of October. Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov
Crew Dragon Falcon 9 Pad 39A
Crew Dragon docking
CST-100 Starliner in orbit
Technical problems could delay the beginning of regular flights by SpaceX's Crew Dragon (left) and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner until at least late 2018. Credit: SpaceX artist's concept and Boeing
Technical problems could delay the beginning of regular flights by SpaceX's Crew Dragon (left) and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner until at least late 2018. Credit: SpaceX artist's concept and Boeing
Crew Dragon docking
SpaceX Crew Dragon. Credit: SpaceX artist's concept
Falcon 9 moments after lifting off from Cape Canaveral's Complex 40 launch pad. Credit: Craig Vander Galien for SpaceNews
Artist's concept of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner capsule approaching the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Boeing
Engineers developing Orion’s thermal protection system have been improving the spacecraft’s heat shield design and manufacturing process since the vehicle successfully traveled to space for the first time last year. Credit: NASA
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NASA's commercial crew program is intended to restore the U.S. crew-launch capability lost when the space shuttle was reitred in 2011. Credit: NASA
The Orbiter Processing Facility-3 building at the Kennedy Space Center, where Boeing will assemble its CST-100 Starliner capsule. Credit: SpaceNews photo

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