Nasa orders ‘taxis’ for astronauts2014.09.29
HOW far do you think a taxi driver would be willing to take you? Nasa (美國太空總署) plans to ask taxis to take passengers to outer space! The space agency has signed a contract with two large aircraft carriers, Boeing (波音) and SpaceX (太空探索科技公司).
But do not get too excited yet, because Boeing’s Space Capsule and SpaceX’s Dragon will only carry US (美國) astronauts!
Since all space shuttles (太空穿梭機) have been retired, the US government wants to find a cheap way to send their spacemen to the International Space Station (國際太空站) rather than relying on Russia (俄羅斯) to help.