Photo Tour: Inside Boeing's CST-100 Starliner Spaceship Hangar

The First Test Flight Starliner

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: This is the spacecraft that Boe, Ferguson, and Mann will fly as part of Boeing’s first crewed test mission. That flight is slated for some time in 2019.

Inside Starliner


A view of the first test crew inside a Starliner capsule mockup.

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Amy Thompson
Contributing Writer

Amy Thompson is a Florida-based space and science journalist, who joined as a contributing writer in 2015. She's passionate about all things space and is a huge science and science-fiction geek. Star Wars is her favorite fandom, with that sassy little droid, R2D2 being her favorite. She studied science at the University of Florida, earning a degree in microbiology. Her work has also been published in Newsweek, VICE, Smithsonian, and many more. Now she chases rockets, writing about launches, commercial space, space station science, and everything in between.