NASA audit finds delays to SpaceX, Boeing program could leave ISS with only 1 U.S. astronaut

Fewer Americans will go to space in 2020 if persistent challenges plaguing the NASA program to send astronauts to the International Space Station on private capsules continue, according to a report by a government watchdog group released Thursday.

American presence in space could drop to one U.S. astronaut on two missions scheduled for the spring of next year, meaning less focus on scientific research and technology demonstrations in space for NASA in 2020. That reality seems likely given the continuous delays that have grounded Boeing and SpaceX, the two contractors on the NASA program that are developing astronaut capsules. Read more here.