Planning on a vacation to the Space station this winter? Boeing’s come out with a spacecraft to “give wings” to your plans! Boeing, in a $ 18 million contract with NASA, are building a capsule craft called the Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100. It can carry upto seven crew members, and it reuses components and architecture from previous capsule designs which means NASA will likely save on repair costs.
The craft is going to be used to ferry passengers to and from the International Space Station. The craft will also likely service future upcoming commercial space stations, including those of Bigelow Aerospace Orbital Space Complex.
Publish date: July 26, 2010 3:33 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 6:32 pm