NASA will be sending humans up into space again. Boeing and SpaceX will be awarded contracts to bring astronauts to and from the international space station, according to a CNN report. NASA has scheduled an announcement for today at the Kennedy Space Center. Funding problems and lack of interest forced NASA to scuttle the Space Shuttle program back in 2011.
American astronauts have been catching rides to the space station with Russian cosmonauts ever since, riding the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. SpaceX, the Elon Musk-founded company that is focused on taking space flight private while working with NASA, is expected to be a major part of the deal. NASA created the Commercial Crew Program to enable the synergy of private/government partnerships on space exploration.