"NASA'sCommercial Crew Program will return human spaceflight launches to US soil, providing safe, reliable and cost-effective access to low-Earth orbit on systems that meet our safety and mission requirements", said the official blog.
Boe is one of nine people who were named as commercial crew astronauts during a ceremony Friday at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
SpaceX and Boeing are shooting for a test flight of their capsules by the end of this year or early next, with the first crews flying from Cape Canaveral, Florida, by next spring or summer.
Boeing's first Starliner crew will include a former NASA astronaut who commanded the last shuttle flight in 2011, Chris Ferguson, who is now a Boeing employee.
Behnken, Hurley, Boe and Mann are Nasa'sfirst astronauts to be named to the test flights of new United States spacecraft since the March 1978 announcement of the space shuttle's first orbital flight test crews. American astronauts will be flying American built rockets into space from American soil.
NASA has been collaborating with commercial space companies for years, with the goal of having the private sector take over "routine" trips to the space station and low Earth orbit.
NASA's Commercial Crew Program is facilitating the development of a USA commercial crew space transportation capability with the goal of achieving safe, reliable and cost-effective access to and from the International Space Station and low-Earth orbit.
The crew missions have been delayed repeatedly because of the technical challenges and difficulties of making spacecraft safe for humans.
England opts to bat vs India in 2nd ODI; teams unchanged
Despite the run rate creeping over 10, the former Indian skipper took plenty of time to settle and could not get his eye in. The stars of the match were Kuldeep and Rohit, who thrashed hosts batsmen and bowlers through out the match.
The return of crew flights to US soil will end NASA's politically inconvenient reliance on Russian Federation for transporting astronauts to the ISS.
In 2019, SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner are both scheduled to blast off on test flights with NASA astronauts on board. Boeing most recently suffered a problem while testing its emergency abort system and its first test flight has been delayed until at least mid-2019.
"NASA is continuing to assess multiple scenarios to ensure continued US access to the International Space Station", the space agency told Bloomberg. The astronauts are (L to R): Victor Glover, Robert Behnken, Michael Hopkins, Douglas Hurley, Eric Boe, Sunita Williams, Christopher Ferguson, Josh Cassada, and Nicole Mann.
The successful flight marked the scheduled end of the 30-year space shuttle program.
For the past seven years NASA astronauts have hitched rides to the orbiting outpost on Russia's Soyuz spacecraft, at a cost of some $80 million a seat. Once they receive the certification, NASA expects the companies to launch as many as six crews to the International Space Station.
When you think about who's in charge of cutting-edge spaceflight in 2018, SpaceX is probably the first name that comes to mind.
"The Mercury 7 and the crews that we just announced - that same spirit is there", he said.
The contracts for travel to the International Space Station were awarded in 2014. The Crew Dragon will launch aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
A commercial Dragon cargo craft launched June 29 departed the International Space Station and returned to Earth on Friday with almost two tons of cargo and research samples.
During the day, the share price of the iPhone maker jumped by 2.8% to $207.05, passing the $1tn (£762bn) mark in NY trading. The company's fortunes were turbocharged by the launch of personal gadgets such as the iPod in 2001 and the iPhone in 2007.
Miss Helen was found alive in the garage of a San Antonio home that looked like a "mock-up" of the aquarium , Salvaggio said. Stellman said she and Jamie Shank, the aquarium's assistant director of husbandry, were present for the rescue.
Chinese authorities warned earlier that if the dispute escalated, they would adopt unspecified "comprehensive measures". In early July, the USA government imposed 25 percent tariffs on an initial $34 billion of Chinese imports .
There was no immediate Syrian government response to the border clashes reported by Jordan and Syria on Thursday. He said Israeli forces believed they were "on a terrorist mission" and "trying to infiltrate into Israel".
We got our prisoners back. "There's nothing wrong with meeting", Trump added. "I hope it works out well with Iran". His all-caps tweets might indicate otherwise, but Donald Trump said he'll meet with Iran 'anytime they want to'.
Rana Kapoor, MD & CEO, Yes Bank: The RBI rate hike is a rational response to the recent acceleration in inflation momentum. It has also been observed that the degree of transmission of the lending rate is more than that of the deposit rates.
North Korea has carried out a total of six nuclear tests, the most recent of which took place in September past year . He declined to say whether Pyongyang is building new missiles. "Things don't change overnight", Conway later added.
Services reached a record $9.55 billion, and is well on the way to a runrate of $14 billion per quarter by 2020, the company said. Apple shares have climbed 12 percent since the beginning of the year, while the S&P 500 index is up slightly more than 5 percent.
The case was dropped by police when the woman chose not to pursue charges, but Hyde was suspended three games by Ohio State. When asked about that incident, Meyer claimed at the Big Ten meetings last week, that he was unaware of a 2015 incident.
Kelly's allies have said he took the job out of a sense of duty and he has not exactly hidden his simmering dissatisfaction. It's a one-man show and no one is getting in the way of Trump's delusion that he's nailing it on a daily basis.
Reports last week suggested that a separate North Korean site used to develop missile engines was dismantling its facilities. It will possibly take months, if not years, to identify the remains handed over in 55 boxes.
Federal judge orders stop to release of 3-D-printed guns
But plans for other guns have been available for years and it would be nearly impossible to stop them being shared in the future. The publication of the files comes after a three-year legal battle between Defense Distributed and the State Department.
New species of hybrid dolphin discovered in Hawaii
But an animal hybrid doesn't necessarily mean a new species - not even established hybrids, such as the mule. Scientists first discovered off the coast of Hawaii cub krupnosortnogo melon-headed whale and dolphins.
Man Attempting 'In My Feelings' Challenge Hit by vehicle
The Makor news site said one of the companies has now removed its advert while the other has altered its advertisement. The Kiki Challenge is all about getting down the moving auto and dance as long as the driving person captures it.
Trump questions 3-D gun sales as U.S. states sue
A U.S. judge has blocked the planned release of 3-D printed gun blueprints hours before they were set to hit the internet. A federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order to block the online publication of 3D-printed gun blueprints.
Pres. Trump 'looking into' 3D guns issue
Thousands of people have already downloaded plans for the 3D printed guns, according to a Tuesday BBC report . Kenneth Schwartz reported this story for VOA News.