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US Surpasses Longest Period Without Manned Spaceflight

19 April 2017
Ars Technica reports that former Space Shuttle Program Manager Wayne Hale noted on Twitter Tuesday that the US has now surpassed its longest gap of no manned spaceflights since the first astronaut reached orbit. Hale highlighted that a total of 2,098 days have passed since Atlantis landed on July 21, 2011, surpassing the 2,089 days between the end of the Apollo program and the first space shuttle mission. Since the last shuttle mission, NASA has relied on Russia to ferry astronauts to the ISS. According to Ars Technica, “the latest and longest gap in US spaceflight activities should close within two years or less” thanks to private companies such as SpaceX and Boeing developing crewed launch platforms and NASA’s Space Launch System. (Image Credit: NASA)
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