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
Expedition 44 Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren of NASA has his Russian Sokol suit pressure checked in preparation for his July 22 launch to ISS aboard the Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft.  Credit: GCTC/NASA/Irina Peshkova
NASA astronauts Reid Wiseman and Barry “Butch” Wilmore met with senior leaders of the SpaceX during a June 24 visit to SpaceX’s Washington offices. (NASA/Joel Kowsky)
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket moving to the pad in advance of its April 27 launch of Thales Alenia Space's TurkmenÄlem52E/MonacoSat satellite. Credit: SpaceX
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Dragon pad abort launch
SpaceX Dragon 2 (left) and Boeing CST-100 capsules. Credit: SpaceX artist's concept and Boeing

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