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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Boeing's CST-100 Unveiled to the World

 Boeing is vying to gain the NASA contract to take crews to and from the International Space Station (ISS) as a commercial enterprise. Also seeking the job are SpaceX with the Dragon capsule and Sierra Nevada with their mini shuttle. So, here's another capsule destined for space ... even if it is only low earth orbit space.

The goal here is 2016 for a three crew member test flight and 2017 for the first docking with the ISS.

For more on capsules in the future of crewed flight, see: http://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2013/07/delighted-to-see-capsule-return-to.html

What's coming up in the next two years of crewed spaceflight for the U.S.: http://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2013/07/2014-2015-big-years-for-crewed.html

Mission change for Orion, NASA's other crewed capsule: http://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2013/07/nasa-changes-orion-spacecrafts-first.html

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