Five more crew Dragon missions will be carried out by SpaceX by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS). This is normally enough to keep the orbiting station full until 2030. It will then end with everything. Until then, there is no international agreement to continue the work at ISS.
We are hopeful that the Starliner system will be certified in the near future after the successful orbital flight test at Boeing 2. NASA says that SpaceX will be required to provide additional astronautships in order to carry out our strategy of each commercial provider flying rotating missions at least once per year.
SpaceX is the only international commercial transportation provider that provides US government services. Elon Musks will launch its sixth rotational mission in spring 2023.
SpaceX has successfully launched four operational flight-to-gear missions, beginning at a November 15, 2020 launch. SpaceX still has two flights to go under its original NASA contract. NASA awarded SpaceX fixed-price contracts in February 2022 for Crew-7, Crew-8 and Crew-9 missions. One was added to cover the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft’s inability to complete the certification process after an accident during the test flight.
Dragon will soon have 14 flight crews. Boeing only has six of these. Only six of them are available for Starliner’s flight on the Atlas V rocket from the United Launch Alliance.