NASA has just released a teaser video for a major announcement that they will resume human space flight in the United States! The announcement will be made live on NASA TV at 4:00pm EDT on Tuesday September 16th, 2014. You can watch the live stream down below.
NASA Currently relies on the Russian Federal Space Agency to send astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS). The relationship between Russia and the U.S. has been a tense one. Earlier in April, the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin tweeted that due to sanctions placed on his country by the United States, NASA should consider using a trampoline to send its astronauts to the ISS. Ouch. Who thought that 140 characters could hurt so much?
The teaser video was posted on NASA’s Commercial Crew Program blog. The Commercial Crew Program intends to send an American astronaut to the ISS in 2017.
It’s about time! I for one am excited to see NASA make its return to human space flight. To continue to explore this universe and the planets in our solar system.