Clock Is Ticking for NASA Commercial Crew Program

A Boeing CST-100 Starliner being prepared for orbital flight test.
Credit: United Launch Alliance
Another year and still no human launches to orbit from the U.S., though four Virgin Galactic pilots and one engineer have made it into suborbital space during trial runs of SpaceShipTwo. Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson has talked about riding on SpaceShipTwo for years, but now he has started...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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