Boeing

CST-100 vehicle

Crew Space Transportation System

Boeing’s Crew Space Transportation (CST) system will provide NASA with transportation to and from the International Space Station.

A 21st Century Space Capsule

Boeing’s Crew Space Transportation (CST) -100 spacecraft was developed as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program. The CST-100 can accommodate up to seven passengers, or a mix of crew and cargo to low-earth orbit destinations such as the International Space Station or the Bigelow planned station. The CST-100 capsule has an innovative, weld-less design and features Boeing LED “Sky Lighting,” wireless internet and tablet technology for crew interfaces.

Milestones

Feature Stories

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CST-100: Next American Space Capsule

September 16, 2014 in Space

NASA awards Boeing $4.2 billion to build and fly the United States’ next passenger spacecraft, the Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100.

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Last Shuttle Commander Virtually Flies Boeing CST-100

February 27, 2014 in Space

Chris Ferguson, commander of the final space shuttle flight, virtually returns to space in the Boeing Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 simulator.

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Astronaut Dreams

August 12, 2013 in Space

Helping to design a space capsule would be amazing, but Kavya Manyapu is designing a space capsule she might ride in one day.

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Customers

Bigelow Aerospace, Space Adventures and NASA have all teamed up with Boeing to transport both astronauts and civilians to low-Earth orbit. The first flights for the Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 vehicle will be in 2017.

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Quick Facts

  • Pusher abort system that provides safe crew escape throughout the launch and assent phase of the mission.
  • The CST-100 will launch on the proven Atlas V rocket. The CST-100 is launch vehicle agnostic, which means it can also launch on other rockets.
  • Wireless Internet to assist with crew communication, entertainment and docking with the International Space Station.
  • Tablet technology eliminates the need for bulky crew manuals.
  • A pusher abort system that provides safe crew escape throughout the launch phase of the mission; uses flight-proven engines.
  • An innovative weld-less design that eliminates the structural risks of traditional welds, and reduces mass and production time.