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.


Feature Stories

Spacecraft Team is Dancing with the Stars

Spacecraft Team is Dancing with the Stars

October 18, 2016 in Space

The CST-100 Starliner, Boeing’s Crew Space Transportation vehicle, is scheduled to make its first trip carrying astronauts in 2018. To prepare, employees are testing the spacecraft to the outer limits.

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Major Move for U.S. Return to Human Space Flight

Major Move for U.S. Return to Human Space Flight

May 11, 2016 in Space

CST-100 Starliner Test Article domes mated into full capsule for first time at Kennedy Space Center.

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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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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.

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.