The CST-100 Starliner will support crews of up to seven people and is designed remain on-orbit for up to seven months. It can be reused for 10 missions.
The first crewed flight is scheduled for August 2018 and will last 14 days. It will carry one NASA astronaut and one Boeing test pilot to the International Space Station (ISS).
The mock-up will have its hatch open so visitors can get a glimpse of America’s newest crew capsule. While on display, the mock-up allows Boeing engineers access to a physical model for testing the design for astronauts and cargo as well as performing engineering verifications.
The Starliner is being added to the KSC Visitor Center’s gallery of spacecraft on loan from NASA and its commercial partners. It joins the Orion Crew Vehicle, which is designed for deep space exploration, and the COTS-2 Dragon, on loan from SpaceX, which will be the first commercial spacecraft to rendezvous with the ISS.
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