Sarah Nilsson JD, PhD, MAS
Sarah NilssonJD, PhD, MAS


Boeing CST-100

The Boeing CST-100 Starliner is a reusable crew capsule designed to take passengers & cargo to the International Space Station (ISS)
Designed for NASA's Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program


The craft was designated as the “CST-100” in June 2010, when it was first revealed to the public
In July 2010, Boeing stated that the CST-100 would operational in 2015, with sufficient near-term approvals and funding
In April 2011, Boeing was awarded a $92.3 million contract by NASA to continue development of the CST-100


In September 2011, Boeing announced the successful completion of a set of ground-drop tests for the CST-100
In October 2011, NASA announced that the Orbiter Processing Facility-3 at Kennedy Space Center would be leased to Boeing to test & manufacture the Starliner
On September 16, 2014, NASA chose Boeing and SpaceX to be funded to develop systems to transport U.S. Government crews to and from the ISS
In May 2016, Boeing delayed the first CST-100 launch from 2017 to early 2018
In April 2018, NASA suggested the first planned two person flight (slated for November 2018) was now likely to occur in 2019 or 2020
On December 3 of 2018 Boeing announced that environmental testing was under way
On February 11 of 2019 Boeing announced that the Starlinerhad completed a rigorous round of structural testing
Boeing now claims the craft can handle "every dynamic phase of flight" - John Mulholland, Vice President
Manned flights to begin August 2019
Planned flights to Moon "A Gateway in Cislunar Space"
Mars by 2035


Pod seats 7


Designed to be reusable for up to 10 missions


System is mostly autonomous but backup controls are also installed



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