SpaceX will remain unique for a couple of years. The first manned flight of the Boeing Starliner spacecraft will take place no earlier than the end of 2022

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SpaceX will remain the only private space company in the United States for a couple of years that will deliver people to the ISS.

SpaceX will remain unique for a couple of years. The first manned flight of the Boeing Starliner spacecraft will take place no earlier than the end of 2022

The first manned flight of the Boeing Starliner spacecraft as part of the Crew Flight Test mission has been postponed to at least the end of 2022, and the first flight to the ISS will take place no earlier than 2023.

NASA has now rerouted astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada on one of the SpaceX Crew Dragon missions. Mann was to pilot the first manned Starliner launch, and Kassadu would fly as part of the spacecraft’s first mission to the ISS.

Initially, the Starliner program meant the launch of the first manned mission in the same year with SpaceX, that is, in 2019. As a result, the Crew Dragon made the first such flight in 2020, and the Boeing spacecraft will do it at the best in the end of 2022.

To date, Starliner has completed only one test flight at the end of 2019. It went through with malfunctions, due to which the docking with the ISS was canceled. The second was originally slated for late 2020, but has yet to take place for various technical reasons.

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