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NASA Partner Boeing Invites Media To View CST-100 Spacecraft Mockup

July 17, 2013

The Boeing Company of Houston is inviting media to view a full-size test version of its CST-100 spacecraft as NASA astronauts conduct evaluations inside it.

The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. CDT Monday, July 22, at the company’s Houston Product Support Center at 13100 Space Center Boulevard.

Boeing is one of three aerospace industry partners working with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program on its Commercial Crew Integrated Capability initiative, which is intended to make commercial human spaceflight services available for government and commercial customers.

This event is the first time media have been invited to see a test version of the CST-100 crew capsule. Boeing and NASA representatives will provide remarks and be available for interviews. Chris Ferguson, former space shuttle commander and current director of Boeing Crew and Mission Operations, will conduct a tour of the capsule while two NASA astronauts conduct live flight suit evaluations in the CST-100.

The event participants include:

– Kathy Lueders, deputy manager, NASA’s Commercial Crew Program

– John Elbon, vice president, Boeing Space Exploration

– John Mulholland, vice president and program manager, Boeing Commercial Programs

– Chris Ferguson, director, Boeing Crew and Mission Operations

To participate, journalists should contact Boeing’s Kelly George directly no later than 5 p.m. Friday, July 19 at kelly.george@boeing.com.

Security requires media covering this event to present affiliation credentials. For safety, a dress code must be followed at the site: no skirts, no shorts, no sleeveless shirts, and only closed-toe, flat shoes.

For more information about NASA’s Commercial Crew Program and its aerospace industry partners, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/commercialcrew

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Source: NASA



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