NASA has announced the first crewed flight by Space X rocket to the International Space Station (ISS). It is expected to happen somewhere in June 2019. It is going to be the first manned US launch since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011. Its launch has postponed several times, but this time NASA will be providing the monthly updates. The company will fly American astronauts to the International Space Station.
This new process for reporting or schedule is better; nevertheless, launch dates will still have some uncertainty, and we anticipate they may change as we get closer to launch, "Phil McAlister the director of Commercial Spaceflight Development at NASA, said to media. These are new spacecraft, and engineering teams have a lot of work to do before the system will be ready to fly," he added.
The US space agency was depended on Roscomos for its astronauts and cargo to reach the space station. NASA astronauts currently use Russian Suyuz Spacecraft and its contract is set to expire in Nov 2019.
Now in the long term, NASA will use SpaceX and Boeing to take astronauts to the ISS for the regular mission which will last about in six months.
These missions will also be tested for SpaceX and Boeing. The two astronauts on Board each flight will spend two weeks on ISS when they reach. If all goes great both the spacecraft SpaceX and Boeing will benefit for regular missions in which flying astronauts will send to the ISS for a period of six months.
The success of these human spaceflight systems will be a great achievement for the commercial state industry. It will enable NASA to focus exploration of space deeply. Boeing and SpaceX have already made their significant steps in an development and operation of a new generation of spacecraft and launch systems in partnership with NASA's Commercial Crew Programme.