If you want to get into the space but are not in anyways interested to be an astronaut then NASA's new project is just for you.
The agency announced this Friday that it will shell uot more than $1 billion to develop commercial spacecrafts for Americans. The investment is part of the newly signed Space Act agreement through NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative, which was put in place to spur on commercial spaceflight and, ultimately, send government and commercial customers into space.
If you are thinking that it is going to take too long to actually come into existence - let me tell you that the groundbreaking project is already underway. NASA's partners are performing tests that will continue through May 31st, 2014, setting the stage for crewed demonstration missions to low-Earth orbit by the middle of decade.
“The benefits to humanity from these endeavors are incalculable,” said William Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters. “We’re counting on the creativity of industry to provide the next generation of transportation to low Earth orbit and expand human presence, making space accessible and open for business.”