Three Rookies, Six Veterans Nab Commercial Crew Flight Assignments

Credit: Robert Markowitz/NASA
The scene at the Johnson Space Center in Houston on Aug. 3 when NASA named crews for the first flights of two, low-Earth-orbit transportation systems could not have been more different from when John Young and Robert Crippen were assigned to the first space shuttle mission or when Alan Shepard was...
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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