SpaceX just got its first crewed spaceship contract from NASA for the Crew Dragon spacecraft and it’s set to bring us back to space on American spaceships after so many years without. Along with the Boeing Starliner, the Crew Dragon will start making crewed space flights in 2017. For reference, the last flight of the Atlantis was in 2011. So it’s been a while!
The SpaceX Crew Dragon (and the Boeing Starliner) will let NASA make its own flights to the ISS and end America’s reliance on Russia’s Soyuz.