NASA, Boeing add option for extended Starliner crew flight test

NASA, Boeing add option for extended Starliner crew flight test

With the timeline for the first operational human flights for the Commercial Crew Program gradually slipping to the right and into 2019, Boeing last year proposed adding a third crew member to the first Crew Flight Test of the company’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station, NASA recently announced.

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NASA mulls purchasing Soyuz seats—from Boeing?

NASA mulls purchasing Soyuz seats—from Boeing?

Despite the Commercial Crew Program being years behind schedule, NASA has said for the last number of months that it has no plans to purchase additional Soyuz seats from Russia past the end of 2018. While that may technically hold true, the U.S. space agency is, however, looking to buy Soyuz seats acquired by Boeing.

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