American astronauts haven’t been sent into orbit in almost a decade.
NASA halted its space shuttle program in 2011 because it was too expensive.
But that’s going to change next year.
The space agency announced last week that four flights will take astronauts to the International Space Station in 2019. The team, called the Commercial Crew Nine, will also be the first people to fly on private spacecrafts.
Join us today for a discussion about what the future holds for space colonization, tourism and the Trump Administration’s Space Force.
- Tariq Malik, managing editor, Space.com
- Fraser Cain, publisher of Universe Today
- Joe Pappalardo, author of “Spaceport Earth” and contributing editor at Popular Mechanics
- Paul Sutter, astrophysicist at Ohio State University and chief scientist at COSI Science Center