NASA plans to continue sending US astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) of the Space Soyuz spacecraft in 2019, even after the end of an agreement between Moscow and Washington and the flights of their spacecraft, said the agency's spokeswoman, Stephanie Schierholtz.
"NASA chiefs announced their intention to send a US crew of the Space Soyuz spacecraft after 2019 and have the Russians in US crew," the site's site.com spokeswoman said as the headquarters of that entity. Washington.
The NASA agreement with Russia culminates in April next year, and in the future, the US plans to send its astronauts to the ISP in their own ships.
Last October, the entity announced its plan for the upcoming flights of SpaceX and Boeing, but warned that the testing period of the two companies could be extended for at least two additional months.
The first US team can travel to the ISS in a Boeing vehicle in August 2019.
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