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Boeing CST-100 Selected as Next American Spacecraft

NASA awards $4.2 billion to Boeing to proceed to next phase in Commercial Crew Program

Boeing’s Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 is being developed as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which aims to resume U.S.-based flights to space by 2017. The CST-100 will transport up to seven passengers or a mix of crew and cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) and other low-Earth orbit destinations.

“Boeing has been part of every American human space flight program, and we’re honored that NASA has chosen us to continue that legacy,” said John Elbon, Boeing vice president and general manager, Space Exploration. “The CST-100 offers NASA the most cost-effective, safe and innovative solution to U.S.-based access to low-Earth orbit.”

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One of our Mars orbiters captured views of Sunday's rare #MarsComet flyby: http://t.co/HCNQElcSpB @HiRISE http://t.co/l9Rmr7Uzpq - @NASA

New #NASASocial! Come out to @NASAArmstrong in CA & learn how we're with you when you fly: http://t.co/03yoXdetFA http://t.co/E3znozSyxk - @NASA

What did the rare #MarsComet look like from the Martian surface? @MarsRovers captured it! http://t.co/IRxskAIcDF http://t.co/oD0yf5tS2b - @NASA

Partial solar eclipse at sunset! The moon will pass in front of the sun Thursday: [video] http://t.co/GAhGBHSfoP http://t.co/UkWVA1JqUi - @NASA

Solar flare surges off the sun Oct 19. Details on the X-class flare: http://t.co/x1BgwFqRkz @NASASunEarth http://t.co/yojDij4vNG - @NASA

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