SpaceX and Boeing were picked by NASA in 2014 to develop spacecrafts to fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station , and both companies are slated to launch their first crewed missions in the next year. 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.
The Starliner and Crew Dragon will launch American astronauts on American-made spacecraft from American soil to the International Space Station for the first time since NASA retired its Space Shuttle Program in 2011. Two companies have NASA contracts to provide flights to the ISS between 2019 and 2024: SpaceX and Boeing (ba). SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket . According to Investor's Business Daily , it looks like Elon Musk's company might beat Boeing to the punch and be the first to ...
Also, since Mars orbits in a much more elliptical pattern, its distance to the Earth and the sun can vary quite a bit during its orbit. At its closest point beginning Friday night, the Red Planet will be 35.8 million miles away but will remain at peak brightness through August 3.
Cohen lawyer Guy Petrillo did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment. First, CNN obtained a recording of a conversation between Cohen and Trump from 2016 discussing how they would buy the rights to a Playboy model's story about an alleged affair.
In 2003, Mars and Earth were the closest in almost 60,000 years at 34.6 million miles (55.7 million km) apart. For about two months between July 7 and September 7, Mars will glow even brighter, outshining Jupiter and earning the title of the fourth-brightest object in Earth's sky after Venus, the moon , and the sun.
The July 27, 2018 , lunar eclipse will put the moon fully in Earth's shadow for 1 hour, 42 minutes, and 57 seconds. Meanwhile, Mars is now traveling closer to Earth than it has since 2003, so some observers overnight might have also seen what looked like an orange-red star, but was in fact the red planet.