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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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'Ghost Light' from dead galaxies! @NASA_Hubble sees glow of stars from ancient galaxies: http://t.co/ciybLROjsm http://t.co/qbpVuGQeC1 - @NASA

Antarctic ozone hole holds steady. 2014 size: 9.3 million sq miles, ~size of North America: http://t.co/znoQecisCm http://t.co/4awLj4nQMj - @NASA

Get your boarding pass! Only one day left to send your name on #Orion’s first flight Dec 4: http://t.co/t19It8MTYM http://t.co/oEwGgSbAKd - @NASA

Finishing touches for @NASA_Orion today! First flight test Dec 4. More: http://t.co/ycoRECRopV #JourneyToMars #Orion http://t.co/nmpmRbwdEy - @NASA

We've answered some of your most frequently asked questions on Tuesday's @OrbitalSciences #Antares launch failure: http://t.co/os0krndzoF - @NASA

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