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The Future of Space Is Built Here

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With experience gained from supporting every major U.S. endeavor to escape Earth’s gravity, we’re designing and building the future of safe, assured space exploration and commercial access – even as we lead the digital transition of the satellite industry for both government and commercial customers around the globe.

We’re enabling critical research on the International Space Station (ISS) that benefits the future space economy, deep-space exploration and life on Earth; returning crew launch capabilities to U.S. soil with the CST-100 Starliner commercial spacecraft; ensuring successful delivery to Earth’s orbit with the United Launch Alliance (ULA) joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin; and building heavy-lift, human-rated propulsion to deep space with the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will launch missions on a path to the Gateway cislunar outpost, the moon’s surface and Mars. Boeing-built Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS) provide high-bandwidth communications between Earth-orbiting spacecraft and facilities on the ground.

We also design and build advanced space and communications systems for military, commercial and scientific uses, including advanced digital payload, all-electric propulsion and 3D manufacturing capabilities for spacecraft that can operate in the geosynchronous, medium-Earth-orbital or low-Earth-orbital planes. We’re using innovative manufacturing practices, and simplifying and reducing the complexity of Boeing satellites.

What's Possible

Space  Features

Starliner Crew Flight Test patch revealed

January 05, 2023 in Space

Astronauts who will pilot the spacecraft to the International Space Station inspired the Crew Flight Test patch design.

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Splashdown! Artemis I capsule returns to Earth

December 12, 2022 in Space

Boeing-built moon rocket launched Orion on a precise path around the moon and back with objectives achieved.

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Boeing Huntsville at 60: Where the past is prologue

December 12, 2022 in Space

Three employees’ paths at the Alabama site mirror Boeing’s tradition of innovation.

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NASA’s Artemis I Mission Sees Successful Completion

December 11, 2022 in Space

Artemis Prime Industry Team Congratulates NASA on Success of Artemis I

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NASA describes inaugural Artemis launch as ‘eye watering’

December 09, 2022 in Space

The Boeing-built Space Launch System rocket met or exceeded all expectations.

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Last trip to the moon

December 09, 2022 in Space

Apollo 17 launched 50 years ago, marking the final mission in the storied human spaceflight program.

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Starliner wins a 2022 Popular Science Best of What’s New Award

November 30, 2022 in Space

Starliner autonomously docked to the International Space Station this year. That significant step forward landed Starliner on Popular Science’s 2022 Best of What’s New list.

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Flyby: Orion capsule makes its closest approach to the Moon

November 23, 2022 in Space

Artemis I spacecraft reaches lunar orbit with power from Space Launch System and boost from upper stage.

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Artemis sends mini satellites on deep-space missions

November 21, 2022 in Space

The 10 satellites, called CubeSats, deployed from the upper stage of the rocket to conduct experiments.

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Artemis

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NASA, the United States, and the space industry are building increased access to and commercialization of opportunities in low Earth orbit; a return to the moon’s surface by 2024 – this time to stay; and sustainable exploration of deep space, including the moon and Mars. We are committed to NASA’s Artemis program and to the National Space Council’s vision for continued American leadership and international partnerships in space.

Research underway on the International Space Station (ISS) that we built and sustain is enabling humans and technology to operate in space for months at a time. Commercial spacecraft such as our CST-100 Starliner will open a market for tourism and manufacturing in low Earth orbit, while increasing research conducted on the ISS. That will allow NASA and its partner agencies to focus on deep-space exploration missions.

You’ll need the most powerful rocket ever built to get people and massive payloads to the moon and Mars. NASA’s Space Launch System is the size of a 38-story building and will produce 8.8 million pounds of maximum thrust at launch. We’re providing its avionics, core stage and upper stages to support NASA’s Artemis moon missions and make the next generation of human spaceflight possible.

We’re designing a Gateway for cislunar space – the region between the Earth and the moon – to be a testbed and hub for robotic and crewed missions to the lunar surface and eventually to Mars. And we’re conducting studies on surface modules and other technologies for lunar exploration.

Going beyond Earth

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