Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts for NASA’s new private space flight programme
This will be the first space shuttle launches from the US since 2011.
The United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Friday named nine astronauts for the first trip to the International Space Station on a commercially built spacecraft. An astronaut of Indian origin Sunita Williams is among the nine.
This will be the first space shuttle launches from the US since it retired its space shuttle in 2011. The astronauts will fly Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. The test flights with crew will take place mid-2019, NASA said.
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