HOUSTON—As key crewed flight tests of Boeing’s CST-100 and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon slip into 2020, NASA is taking measures to ensure it maintains a minimal U.S. presence aboard the International Space Station (ISS). NASA still is striving to restore the  U.S. human launch capability lost with the 2011 retirement of the space shuttle. In the meantime, the agency is reaching out to Russia to purchase seats on one or two more three-person Soyuz launches to the ISS. The ...

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