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Pressure Shell comes together for Crewed Vehicle prototype

The first two domes that will form the Pressure Shell for the Structural Test Article for Boeing's CST-100 vehicle have arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The upper and lower hulls will be joined, then outfitted with critical structural components and systems required for the structural test.

The structural test is one of many evaluations required to verify the capabilities and worthiness of the CST-100. The spacecraft is being built to carry astronauts to the International Space Station as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program.

Boeing personnel prepare components of the CST-100 prototype for structural tests. Boeing photo.

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The @Space_Station is seen in silhouette as it transits the moon on Sunday: https://t.co/Mi3DWf2uLL #SpotTheStation http://t.co/An62PZfoHf - @NASA

Study says that brown dwarfs, sometimes called 'failed stars,' can produce powerful auroras: http://t.co/fOC5GrOM8z http://t.co/wraSVbhu5E - @NASA

We captured images of algal blooms around the Great Lakes on July 28. Details: http://t.co/IqJnE3MWST #EarthRightNow http://t.co/DFqcGWnMc2 - @NASA

The @Space_Station crew is busy with @ISS_Research, spacesuit repairs & spacewalk prep: http://t.co/qqhy48EtTg http://t.co/kFERWys1XF - @NASA

Nearing 3000 comets, our solar observatory is greatest comet hunter of all time: http://t.co/fKQjd91Y5T @NASASunEarth http://t.co/jhTc7Dm1W9 - @NASA

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