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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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Supercomputer simulations to learn how magnetic fields emerge & produce sunspots and flares: http://t.co/IFSj8dnwV7 http://t.co/X34JKwHxhy - @NASA

Moon partially obscured our SDO spacecraft's view while transiting the sun: http://t.co/VIbSoHtXwQ @NASASunEarth http://t.co/EORdefFdYZ - @NASA

Scientists study the interaction of solar wind & Earth’s atmosphere with launch from Norway: http://t.co/M3YCRGkoaQ http://t.co/egmb1s7JeG - @NASA

#Thanksgiving message from the @Space_Station! #AstroButch gives thanks & shares a preview of Thursday's menu. Watch: http://t.co/iEqYxISss7 - @NASA

Watch & discover the ocean that may be hidden beneath the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa: http://t.co/4GZK0aMH71 http://t.co/sqxa2CeA1s - @NASA

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