Does SpaceX have astronauts?
In May, SpaceX launched its first astronauts to orbit in its new Crew Dragon spaceship: NASA’s Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley.
On Sunday, the astronauts landed safely after spending two months at the International Space Station.
Both men are military test pilots, engineers, and members of the same NASA astronaut class..
How much does SpaceX charge to go to space?
According to Space.com, SpaceX’s current space trips cost between $62 million and $90 million, depending on the rocket. That’s a far sight from $2 million on a Starship spaceship.
How much do astronauts get paid?
Astronauts’ annual salaries are determined using a government pay scale, and starting out, typically fall under two grades: GS-12 and GS-13. According the US government’s 2020 pay scales and a NASA job listing, a civilian astronaut in 2020 can earn between $66,167 and $161,141 per year.
What do astronauts do when they’re not in space?
Training. … If they are assigned to a mission, then they start mission-specific training about 2 years in advance of their mission. They also take classes and other training, in general, just to keep them up to date.
How long will the astronauts be in space?
A: The ISS missions, called expeditions, usually last about six months. There are three to six crewmembers on board at all times. Professional astronaut crews come from the U.S., Russia, Japan, Canada and Europe. NASA astronaut Mike Lopez-Alegria has flown the longest U.S. space station mission to date, at 215 days.