Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex highlights NASA’s Commercial Crew and Cargo Programs
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Just after the 2016 Thanksgiving holiday, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex unveiled in the West wing of the IMAX Theater a display showcasing spacecraft that are being used on NASA’s Commercial Crew and Cargo endeavors.
The public is now able to see the first Dragon spacecraft from SpaceX to go to the ISS during the NASA COTS trials. And to her right is the Pressure Vessel of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner currently being finished for her first flight in 2018. Also on display is a replica of the Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser Cargo Variant (a lifting body spacecraft that will land horizontally), which will be used in the Third round of the Commercial Resupply contract for the International Space Station.
Jason Rhian spent several years honing his skills with internships at NASA, the National Space Society and other organizations. He has provided content for outlets such as: Aviation Week & Space Technology, Space.com, The Mars Society and Universe Today.