NASA Is Developing A Program For Flights On Commercial Suborbital Spacecraft
The Department said that "commercial innovation opportunities" of the United States will be used for this purpose.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is developing a program for suborbital manned space flights using commercial vehicles. This news was announced on Friday on Twitter by the Director of the American Department, James Bridenstine.
"NASA is developing the process of flying astronauts on commercial suborbital spaceships," he wrote. According to Bridenstine, "commercial innovation opportunities" of the United States will be used for this purpose. Details of the program will be presented next week, the NASA Director added.
During a suborbital flight, the vehicle makes a flight along a trajectory that does not provide for entering orbit. In recent years, such flights have been offered to the General public by private companies as part of space tourism.