Since space shuttles are now retired what vehicles are used to get people into space? ?

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  • Tom
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Check out space X on YOU TUBE---they have multiple daily reports on their  "Starship" rocket---Progressing very rapidly---They plan (and are doing it) to crank out huge, reusable, "All purpose" rocket ships one after the other----Really COOL---Look like 1950s Sci-Fi Movie rockets.----Could hold up to 100 People.   Can be used to go to the MOON, MARS, etc.---even point to point on EARTH.------Private enterprise is much more efficient and reliable than Government programs ever were.

    It is like 1910 all over again with AIRCRAFT After the Wrights proved it could be done  Airplanes developed like CRAZY and were "perfected" for WWI.   NOW MUSK is building reusable rockets and other companies are building too--even China  In 5 years or less Spaceflight in the solar system will be routine.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Still big slow bottle rockets. It takes months and years just to get anywhere just in our own Solar System. Man is going nowhere far away anytime soon. The fastest vehicle would take thousands of years just to reach the next nearest star.

  • 1 month ago

    Russian Soyuz rockets. And SpaceX shuttles.

  • 1 month ago

    We never learn, apparently. So the pointless practice of strapping folks to glorified ICBM boosters and shooting them up into the sky continues. It's an antiquated practice from last century that just lingers on like a bad smell, when the job can be done so much faster, cheaper and better with robotics.

    Russia has been the provider of choice, there are a couple of upstarts trying to muscle into the market, but it looks like nasa is pinning it's hopes on the O'Ryan capsule. If nothing else, the practice is entertaining in an old-fashioned way.

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  • 1 month ago

    They have been going up in the Russian Soyuz Rockets

    Although Space X with its Dragon Capsule is coming on leaps and Bounds 

    With the Orion Program due for next year 

    I know this answer is the same as the others but you don't get 

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  • 1 month ago

    Since 2011, we've had to rely on the Russian Soyuz capsules... Recently, however, the Dragon capsule from SpaceX lofted two guys to the space station in it's first flight, and I *believe* next year the Orion capsule will be tested as well. 

  • 1 month ago

    The former Soviet Soyuz project.  It's an embarrassment.

  • 1 month ago

    The SpaceX Dragon 2 is a class of reusable spacecraft developed and manufactured by American aerospace manufacturer SpaceX as the successor to Dragon, a reusable cargo spacecraft. It has two variants: Crew Dragon, a space capsule capable of ferrying up to seven astronauts, and Cargo Dragon, an updated replacement for the original Dragon spacecraft. The spacecraft launches atop a Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket and returns to Earth via an ocean splashdown. Unlike its predecessor, the spacecraft can dock itself to the International Space Station instead of being berthed.

  • 1 month ago

    Other countries still have their shuttles.  Most of our rides into space are being done on Soviet shuttles.  Russia, France, Japan, China, India, Israel, Iran and North Korea all have operating space shuttles.

  • Jim
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Until the recent Elon Musk SpaceX rockets, we were paying for rides on Russian rockets such as the Soyuz

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