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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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