American space Agency NASA has chosen 4 astronauts who have to test 1st private ships, developed by Boeing and SpaceX.
As we are told by experts that this is extremely critical task and the risk of death of test pilots is very high, especially given the failures of the United States in space.
It tells the official site of NASA, all volunteers are considered to be skilled astronauts. Among them, Colonel United States air force Robert benken and Eric boe, a marine corps Colonel (retired) Douglas Hurley, also captain of the United States Navy Sunita Williams, owns the record for staying in the open space among the ladies - 50 hours 40 minutes.
"The names of the data respected astronauts will get into the history books. It is thanks to their courage, the Americans are the first to be able to land on the surface of Mars. Our veterans have a long way and hard work so that we can be proud of yourself", says the head of NASA Charles Bolden.
Note that the experiments by NASA to build space ships in conjunction with Boeing and SpaceX in the future, as we believe in the American Agency, will help US to realize the 1st in the history of mankind manned mission to Mars. But while SpaceX is not even able to deliver cargo to the ISS. According to the agreement between the companies, test flight of a new spacecraft with astronauts on Board to be held in late 2017.
Boeing and SpaceX are developing a new manned spacecraft by order of NASA not 1st year. The Ministry said Boeing $ 4.2 billion and SpaceX - 2.6 billion. The funds they have to spend on the project completion of construction works of new ships that were supposed to go to a private trial 1 manned flight to the ISS in 2017.
Boeing together with partners from Bigelow Aerospace is engaged in the creation of the device, called CNT, and SpaceX wants to build a manned capsule on a cargo ship Dragon. According to Bolden, the creation of such a ship would allow Washington to "categorically renounce dependence on Russia to send astronauts to the ISS".
Remember that by 2017 will be working arrangement between Washington and Moscow about using "Unions" to deliver American astronauts to the station. According to reliable media data, NASA pays Roscosmos for one seat on Board this ship approximately 70 million dollars. With all of this, after the last accident the U.S. in space, this contract may be extended for several years.
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