Koichi Wakata, JAXA vice president and director general for Human Spaceflight Technology, is shown answering media questions at Karaganda Airport in Kazakhstan in 2014 after he commanded International Space Station Expedition 39. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Kenneth Shields, CASIS operations director, Akos Hegyi, Airbus Defense and Space EDRS Services head, Kris Kimel, Space Tango chairman and co-founder, Andrew Rush, Made in Space president and chief executive, Christian Maender, Axiom Space director of in-space manufacturing and research, and Mike Read, NASA commercial space utilization office manager, discussed ways to develop sustainable demand for low Earth orbit services during the 2018 ISS Research and Development conference in San Francisco. Credit: SpaceNews/Debra Werner
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
Expedition 56 Flight Engineer Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA in the Destiny laboratory module June 11 with gear for measuring and analyzing red blood cell function to help doctors understand how blood cell production is altered in microgravity. Credit: NASA Johnson via Flickr
Falcon 9 CRS-15
Sam Scimemi, NASA's International Space Station director. Credit: NASA TV screen grab
the Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft, carrying a three-man crew, moves in for docking at the International Space Station six hours after launch Friday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Credit: NASA
Antares Cygnus OA-9
Axiom Space plans to build its privately funded commercial space station by 2024. Credit: Axiom Space
Dragon ISS
Cruz H2M
Illustration of a cargo version of Dream Chaser  docked to the International Space Station. Credit: Sierra Nevada Corp.

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