Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Astronauts climb in CST-100

HOUSTON -- Astronauts at Johnson Space Center got a first look at Boeing's CST-100 space capsule Monday. A Boeing manager said the primary mission of astronauts who use CST-100 isn't flying the spacecraft but going to the International Space Station for six months. Boeing is one of the companies building spacecraft to fly astronauts to and from ISS. SpaceX and Sierra Nevada are also building them. (Source: al.com, 07/23/13) Gulf Coast note: Stennis Space Center, Miss., and Michoud Assembly Facility, La., are both involved in NASA and commercial space programs.