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  • Boeing’s CST-100 ‘Starliner’ does well in tests

    Jason RhianFebruary 23rd, 2016

    NASA touted the successful airbag tests Boeing's CST-100 Starliner capsule performed at the agency's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, on Feb. 9. Through a statement, NASA highlighted efforts to have NASA astronauts fly to low-Earth orbit via commercially-provided craft.

  • 2016 a pivotal year for Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner

    Jason RhianJanuary 9th, 2016

    Boeing is looking to take large steps in the production of their CST-100 "Starliner" spacecraft in 2016. Key facilities needed to build the vehicle will be readied for use and Boeing has already provided key members of NASA with a look at the systems that will familiarize them with the vehicle.

  • NASA places order for second Starliner from Boeing

    Joe LatrellDecember 22nd, 2015

    Last week, NASA ordered the second crewed mission from The Boeing Company, bringing the U.S. space agency one step closer to launching astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) from U.S. soil – something NASA has been unable to do for more than four years.

  • Astronauts celebrate with builders topping of Crew Access Tower

    NASADecember 11th, 2015

    Four astronauts training for test flights with NASA’s Commercial Crew program joined the festivities at Space Launch Complex 41 Thursday morning as one of the highest steel beams was placed on the Crew Access Tower during a “topping off” ceremony with United Launch Alliance,

  • Aerojet Rocketdyne signs deal with Boeing to provide CST-100 propulsion system

    Jim SharkeyNovember 25th, 2015

    Aerojet Rocketdyne announced on Monday, Nov. 23, the signing of a contract with Boeing valued at nearly $200 million to complete the design, development, qualification, and certification production of the Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 "Starliner" spacecraft service module propulsion system.

  • Construction of SLC-41’s new Crew Access Tower continues

    Jason RhianNovember 4th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — It took engineers a little more than a month to get the Crew Access Tower to its current state of completion. Located at Cape Canaveral's SLC-41 in Florida, the new structure is being constructed to allow astronauts to board Boeing's Starliner spacecraft which will be launched atop a ULA Atlas V rocket to the ISS.

  • Boeing’s CST-100 takes shape at former NASA facility

    Joe LatrellJuly 28th, 2015

    The Commercial Crew transportation Capability (CCtCap) phase of NASA's Commercial Crew Program continues to advance at a steady pace. This week, two major components arrived for Boeing's Crew Space Transportation 100 (CST-100) spacecraft at a processing facility located at KSC.

  • Boeing’s CST-100 approved for its first commercial crewed flight to ISS

    Jason RhianMay 28th, 2015

    NASA has approved Boeing’s CST-100 to carry out its first crewed flight to the International Space Station. Under the $4.2 billion Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract NASA has awarded to Boeing, the company is required to ferry crews to and from the orbiting laboratory, something that the United States has been incapable of doing since the […]

  • Boeing selects new contractor for CST-100 hatch

    Collin SkocikMay 17th, 2015

    Boeing has selected a new subcontractor to develop eight parts for the CST-100 space capsule as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP), which outsources to private companies to return American astronauts into space after the retirement of the Space Shuttle. D-J Engineering will manufacture the hatch and the hatch frame, as well as frangible […]

  • Rockets for Commercial Crew launches begin to come together

    NASAMarch 23rd, 2015

    The codes AV-073 and AV-080 may not mean much to many, but they mean a whole lot to former astronaut Chris Ferguson and the team of engineers and technicians who will assemble the first Atlas V rocket to launch a crew to the International Space Station. That test and a precursor flight without crew are part of […]

  • Boeing’s space efforts to be managed by newly created organization

    Tomasz NowakowskiFebruary 14th, 2015

    Boeing has announced the creation of BDS Development, an organization within its Defense, Space & Security (BDS) unit, which will centralize its defense and space efforts. The company stated that this move will enhance its performance on the pre-production development activities that significantly influence its ability to provide customers with the right capabilities at the […]

  • Boeing’s CST-100 to compete for space station resupply contract

    Britt RawcliffeDecember 19th, 2014

    After winning NASA’s Commercial Crew contract with SpaceX this fall, Boeing now plans to compete for the opportunity to deliver cargo to the space station. The announcement stems from an interview earlier this month where Boeing expressed their interest in joining fellow commercial space companies Orbital Sciences and SpaceX—whom won the original contract in 2008.

  • Boeing’s CST-100 completes two NASA Commercial Crew milestones

    James TuttenDecember 4th, 2014

    NASA has announced that The Boeing Company has successfully completed the first milestone needed for the aerospace company’s work to fulfill their agreement on NASA’s Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract. This is the first major step in the final phase of NASA’s Commercial Crew Development program that will eventually lead to Boeing’s Crew Space […]

  • Boeing reaches final Commercial Crew design milestone

    Josh TallisOctober 19th, 2014

    This week it was announced that the Boeing Company’s CST-100 spacecraft had reached the final milestone outlined under NASA’s Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) Space Act Agreement. The progress comes three months after the space agency’s Critical Design Review Board approved Boeing’s blueprint for a crewed low-Earth orbit (LEO) vehicle and it follows on the heels of […]

  • OPINION: Sierra Nevada Corporation’s protest is justified

    Collin SkocikOctober 5th, 2014

    On Sept. 16, NASA announced the winners of the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract. The winners—Boeing and SpaceX— should not have surprised anyone. But were they the best choices? In the aftermath of the decision, Sierra Nevada Corporation is laying off ninety employees, but plans to continue its work on the Dream Chaser spacecraft […]