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NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley, left, and Robert Behnken, wearing SpaceX spacesuits, give their families virtual hugs as they prepare to depart the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building for Launch Complex 39A to board the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft for the Demo-2 mission launch, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
Space

What The Crew Dragon Mission Means For American Space Exploration


Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will have to wait a little longer to blast off into orbit. Bad weather delayed the launch of their historic mission yesterday- but when they do lift off they will be the first astronauts in nearly a decade to launch from US soil. 90.7 Space reporter Brendan Byrne and UCF planetary scientist Addie Dove join Intersection to discuss the mission.
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Commercial Crew astronauts Eric Boe, Chris Ferguson and Nicole Mann. Photo: Brendan Byrne / WMFE
Intersection

Intersection: A Shuttle Commander’s Return To Space


Chris Ferguson- who flew the shuttle as a NASA astronaut- is headed back to space. This time he’ll be piloting the Boeing Starliner, one of the commercial spacecraft designed to take astronauts into orbit from US soil. Ferguson talks about the mission and the new spacecraft with 90.7’s space reporter Brendan Byrne. 
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NASA’s Commercial Crew program will send astronauts to the International Space Station via commercial partners SpaceX and Boeing. Photo: NASA
Space

Agency Warns NASA Of Possible Commercial Crew Delays


Commercial companies SpaceX and Boeing are slated to launch astronauts to the International Space Station from US soil, a first since the retirement of the space shuttle. Delays have plagued the program and a government agency is asking NASA for a backup plan to get astronauts to the station.
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