September 14, 2012 - Boeing and NASA recently
established the firm baseline configuration for
the company's Commercial Crew Transportation
System, achieving the first performance
milestone in NASA’s Commercial Crew integrated
Capability (CCiCap) initiative.
During the Integrated Systems Review, Boeing's
approaches to the spacecraft, launch system and
ground operations were evaluated for compliance
with NASA’s requirements, including safety and
mission assurance, avionics and software,
International Space Station (ISS) integration,
and crew and mission operations.
Boeing also presented results from current
development data from tests with its Crew Space
Transportation (CST)-100 vehicle.
"The rigor of our design and development
process, along with resources from across the
Boeing enterprise and our outstanding team of
suppliers, will position the CST-100 spacecraft
as the next crew transportation vehicle to the
ISS and other low Earth orbit destinations,"
said John Mulholland, Commercial Programs vice
president and program manager for Boeing.