SpaceX, Boeing manned launches set to take off in 2017

January 27, 2015 12:17 PM

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SpaceX, Boeing manned launches set to take off in 2017

SpaceX and Boeing said Monday they are on track to launch their first manned test flights from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station in 2017, News 13 reports.

The two companies were selected last September to transport astronauts to the space station. Once operational, the new manned launches will be the first since the retirement of the space shuttles in 2011.

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