Commercial Crew Ops Drawing On UAV Precedents

Credit: Astronauts Sunita Williams and Eric Boe check out Boeing part-task trainers for the company’s CST-100 commercial crew capsule at a facility in St. Louis.: Frank Morring, Jr.
ST. LOUIS – Astronauts preparing for commercial flight crew operations in private spacecraft say the human-in-the-loop autonomous procedures that take them to the International Space Station (ISS) will be similar to the way UAVs are flown today. Members of NASA’s initial cadre of commercial crew...

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