In a critical milestone for NASA’s astronaut spacecraft program, Boeing prepares to launch its capsule Friday

In the final days of 2019, Boeing will endeavor to squeak through a major milestone for NASA’s astronaut spacecraft program, finishing off a year marked by challenges and delays for the two contractors hoping to take humans to space one day.

One of those contractors, SpaceX, already completed the milestone Boeing will attempt on Friday. In March, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft demonstrated it could launch to and return from the International Space Station. Read more here.