Monday, August 26, 2013
Boeing and Bigelow Spacecraft Reveals New Commercial Space Capsule. [Video]
Boeing and Bigelow Spacecraft Reveals New Commercial Space Capsule. -- Boeing has thrown open the hatch to its new commercial spacecraft, offering a first look inside the capsule it is building in a bid to fly NASA astronauts to the International Space Station. At its Houston Product Support Center located near NASA's Johnson Space Center, Boeing revealed its first full-scale model of the CST-100, a gumdrop-shaped spacecraft that can seat up to seven crew members.
On Monday (July 22), two NASA astronauts were strapped into the capsule mockup to undergo flight suit evaluations aimed at validating the CST-100's interior design. [Photos: Boeing's CST-100 Space Capsule] Astronauts Randy Bresnik and Serena Aunon donned the same type of pressure suits for the fit checks as were last used two years ago aboard the space shuttle.