Throughout the last 50 years, Boeing and its heritage companies have been integral in every major endeavor to escape Earth’s gravity. From the first Mercury capsule, to the current International Space Station, and beyond to the Space Launch System, Boeing has and will take humans and technology farther than they’ve ever been.
Meet six of the Project Mercury engineers from McDonnell Aircraft who helped design and develop the capsule that first carried U.S. astronauts into space in the 1960s, setting the course for landing on the moon.
The International Space Station is a lab like no other. There NASA researches new technologies and methods of maintaining life in space so that astronauts can safely explore Mars and beyond. Boeing is the prime contractor for the ISS.