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Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner: A 21st Century Space Capsule in Photos

Inside the Craft

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Aboard the CST-100 Starliner, astronaut Chris Ferguson, clothed in a spacesuit, sits inside a mock-up spacecraft while a technician observes.

The Future

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In Houston, the home of Boeing Space Exploration, a building displays art depicting the CST-100 Starliner. The spacecraft is slated for future lunar orbit missions and sending crew and supplies to the International Space Station.

Simulating Space Flight

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Astronaut Tony Castilleja alongside Boeing's director of Crew and Mission Operations as well as astronaut Chris Ferguson sit in a mock-up and simulator of the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft.

Learning and Improving

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In a test capsule at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, astronaut Chris Ferguson in full spacesuit and other Boeing technicians move through simulations of aspects of flying in a CST-100 Starliner spacecraft.

Aunon Enters CST-100 Spacecraft

NASA/Robert Markowitz

NASA astronaut Serena Aunon enters The Boeing Company's CST-100 spacecraft for a fit check. Image released July 22, 2013.

Bresnik Prepares to Enter CST-100

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NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik prepares to enter the CST-100 spacecraft, which was built inside The Boeing Company's Houston Product Support Center. Image released July 22, 2013.

Astronaut Serena Aunon and Andrea Gilkey

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NASA astronaut Serena Aunon and Andrea Gilkey, a human factors engineer with The Boeing Company, tag up prior to a fit check of the CST-100 spacecraft. Image released July 22, 2013.

CST-100 Simulator

Boeing

Engineers and managers work inside a simulator of The Boeing Company's CST-100 spacecraft during evaluations of potential designs and software functions in a room at the company's Houston location.

Building Starliner

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A look behind the scenes at Boeing's construction of its CST-100 Starliner spacecraft.

Building Starliner

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A look behind the scenes at Boeing's construction of its CST-100 Starliner spacecraft.

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